At first glance you might think these are regular mittens. But take a closer look and you'll notice the thumb is open.
Then look at the palm side and you will see that these are indeed fingerless mittens.
How cool is that!
Pattern: Negative Space
Source: Knitting New Mittens and Gloves by Robin Melanson
Yarn: Reynold's Lopi
Needles: US 10 & 10.5 DPNs
The unique design of this "half-glove with a tongue," allows the back of the hand to be covered for warmth, while the fingers remain free.
There are many fun elements in the construction of these mittens, including provisional cast-on, I-cord bind-off and applied I-cord (the cuff is an I-cord coil).
Everything I needed to know about working a technique that was new to me was explained, so I didn't have to go to another source for help.
I look forward to knitting other mittens and gloves from this book. There are 28 designs to choose from...I like them all.