Today I made a custom mitten pattern — everything I want, and nothing I don’t. It had to be dexterous for a mitten, and without stress points or bunching in the fist. I need to be able to hold handlebars or hiking poles comfortably. If you know mittens, you know this is a tall order. I took ideas from some gloves of mine as well as from these old seal skin mittens. I came up with a pattern that has one seam line, and a hem. Seriously.
Once you’ve seamed the strange pattern piece together with one 24.5″ seam, you hem the glove and you are done. Unless you want to put a grommet and draw cord in the hems like I did. There’s no wrist draw cord like the Haglöfs mitts, but since there is no seam at the inferior (ulnar) aspect of… continue reading