I have decided to go ahead and put this pattern online even though I'm not quite done with the test knitting yet. I'm just too excited about it.
This design was actually inspired by another design for Entrelac fingerless mitts. I have shortened it, written it for knitting on 2 circular needles rather than double points, and improved the instructions so it fits better, taking care of the problems I had with the other pattern.
It features 2x2 rib for the cuffs and top with small Entrelac blocks in between. By decreasing and increasing the sizes of the blocks, I have succeeded in shaping the mitt for a better fit. It is written to fit a womans hand with about an 8 inch circumference. Finished length is 9 inches.
This design works best with yarns that have long color repeats. The model was made using Ty-Dy Socks from Knit One Crochet Too. Other yarns I would recommend are Noro Kureyon Sock, Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace Yarns, Poems Sock by Wisdom Yarns, and Zauberball by Schoppel-Wolle. (I'm curious how it would look using some of the Jacquard yarns, though.)
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I do my best to make these patterns accurate, but even still there might be errors. Please let me know if there are by posting a comment here.
Live long and prosper! \\//
ETA: 4/26/2011 Errors were found in the pattern. Official version now posted.