This is the first time I have test-knitted a pattern and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The pattern was well written and it was easy to follow the instructions. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease and bamboo double points. The next time I make these using this yarn, I will switch to metal dps. A remarkable thing about these mittens is that they can be worn or either hand! At first I thought the instructions for the second mitten had been left out then a friend tried the first mitten on both hands and Voila! This may be a common practice but this is the first pair of mittens I have knitted and did not know any better. It looks complicated but it is a simple pattern and easy and quick to knit. I received compliments when I showed them to friends. As I have an extra skein of the Wood Ease yarn I plan to make a matching cap using her cable pattern – giving the designer due credit, of course. Again, it is a great pattern and I will definitely use it again when a quick gift is needed for a friend.
If you want to knit a pair for yourself or a friend, the Cable On the Side Mittens pattern is available at Knit Picks.