Here is the promised link to the fingerless mitts I designed in relation to last week's Scottish Knitting and Crochet Blog week. The mitts pictured here are short--designed to stop just before the knuckles, but the pattern includes instructions for lengthening them if the knitter so desires.
My knitting pattern is perhaps a bit wordy for a design that is relatively simple. I spelled out detailed instructions for each row, making the pattern a bit long, but doing so helped me keep track of things and will probably aid the novice knitter. Click here for the PDF.
I've started working on a design for a variation of the Thistle Mitts--shown below. I'll post the pattern soon. Fingerless gloves knit up so quickly, I think I'll make a bunch for next Christmas--but first I have to complete some works in progress and also get started on a Knitalong (KAL), for which I'll be making a great Shetland Triangle shawl. Information on the KAL can be found at Girls in Sheep's Clothing. I ordered the yarn today and will post soon.