After my recent hiccup with fingerless mittens, I took a more sensible approach and knitted test swatches, took measurements, created charts to figure out stripe patterns and thumb increases, and came up with a variety of much better fitting fingerless mittens.
The end of financial year sale at Morris and Sons suckered me in so I stocked up on random colours and played around with stripes, ribs, and yarns.
Both the Morris Empire 8 ply merino yarn and the Morris Estate 8 ply wool delivered wonderfully light weight mittens that are super soft after a spin through the washing machine (I love yarn that you can wash in the washing machine!).
Mission accomplished with creating a good fitting fingerless mitten, now I want to attack my pattern with different stitch combinations to create texture.