Pattern: Kim's Sockotta Fingerless Gloves
Yarn: Mae 100% Alpaca, from Rum River Alpaca Ranch in Oak Grove, MN
Needles: #1 Pony Pearl dpns
Comments: The pattern was for fingerless gloves, not mitts, and it is written for 2 circs. My version is fingerless, with ribbing at thumb and fingers and the addition of embroidered daisies with a small bead at the center. The yarn is soft and feels wonderful on the hand, but it is not very forgiving of any knitting irregularities. And there are a few.
The pattern is straightforward, simple and fine. But because I decided to do this on dpns, rather than 2 circs, the translation from one to the other was done in my head (not a good choice) and adding to my befuddlement was my substituting the fingerless ribbing. My recommendation? Next time just follow the pattern!