Still loving my chrysanthemum mittens, but the two inches I added at knitting group this week have shown that the combo of the pattern, yarn and gauge would make these mittens far too small for my larger sized hands.  The cuff fits fine, so I plan to:

1. Rip back to the top of the cuff pattern and do a repeat of the final 8 row pattern and increase a few stitches while I do it.

2. Start up the pattern again – adding a few extra stitches to each edge and the pattern on each side.

3. Increase more for the thumb.

4. Add length if needed.

Better make good notes on the first one or the second one will be a mess.

Time to go rip out my last three inches of knitting – I think I will accompany it with a lot of chocolate…

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