I'm in no way a great knitter but last fall my friend A showed me and helped me with a pattern for mittens that is based on archaeological finds in Scotland and that is worn by docents at Plimoth Plantation. A is a championship knitter and knits for Plimoth Plantation. She is speedy and accurate.
My knitting is slow and tentative, but I love making these mittens. They remind me of chain mail, only soft. The gauntlet makes them extra warm. It takes four little needles to knit them, and the needles feel like large toothpicks