Mittens with thumbs were requested by my small niece. Although I am not too keen on knitting kids things as they grow so quickly I agreed to these, they are a nice quick knit after all.
Pattern: Heart Strings Mittens by Crystal Guistinello
The purple yarn was supplied (part of the deal), it was chosen by my niece, although I suspect my sister had some input. I can't find the ball band at the minute so can't do a proper review. It is a nice 4 ply in a lovely shade of purple though. The blue sparkly mitten was some leftover Regia 4 ply. I figured mittens don't have to match.
The pattern is super, simple but effective. These are are very quick to make. I did work the whole mitten including cuff on 3mm needles though rather than starting on smaller needles and increasing. I also did five rounds before the thumb gusset rather than three. I suspect the i-cord will be sewn on rather than attached with buttons, I think it would keep coming apart if you just button it on. I left that for my sister to do as she can check the cords are the right length.
They fitted and my niece seemed happy with them, so a win there I think.