These are the sample mittens I knitted for Jared Flood for his recently published BT Fall 11 collection. The yarn is Shelter in the Fossil and Embers colorways. I used size 2.5 mm needles for the inner cuff and size 3.5 mm needles for the rest of the mitten. I especially liked the clever thumb gusset increases. I'm not fond of the fit of an "after thought" thumb and find this thumb to be very comfortable. The Latvian braid makes a beautiful edging with the gently rounded cuff. The palm has a nice texture to it and there are lots of cables to keep it fun. This is a delightful project, just in time for holiday knitting.