Some finished mittens, some not so finished
I have another pair started with 2 strands of the navy wool and size 10 needles in the same pattern. I probably won't felt those. They are pretty tightly knitted.
Next I decided to try a sideways mitten pattern that was posted to the Knit Baby Surprise yahoo group. Sorry I can't share the pattern with you. The gauge was supposed to be 4-4.5 sts/in with size 5 needles. I tried one strand of Nature Spun worsted first...nope, too small. I was getting 6 sts/inch! Then I tried 2 strands with the size 5 needles...no, that was too tightly knitted to be a comfortable mitten...5 sts/inch. I was getting closer. So I changed to size 8 needles and 2 strands and low and behold...4.5sts/inch...a sideways mitten.
Here it is before and after folding. I still need to sew it together. I am thinking about trying to crochet it all around the edges. I think that would look nice.