Thumbthing to think about…
Thumbs are important.
They separate us from many other species. They give one-gesture opinions, they text, they wrestle, they are essential PlayStation equipment, Facebook icons, and way back before Aunt Allie was old enough, an extended one could gain you a form of transportation.
So don’t just rest those digits on the spacebar, show them some respect.
Thumbs in fingerless mitts are rather a one-note samba, a place to show a little style without having to go through the complications of gloves. I’ve done hand or wrist warmers where the thumbs just peek through a hole in the tube, but I prefer a nicely crafted thumb as in these and these.
Here, our thumbs get a delicately sensible garter trim to finish off the stockinette of the palm and gusset. Just enough of a detail to compliment the rose motif without competing with it.
What’s extra nice is that they work right off the magic loop. I was thinking I’d have to cast the thumb tube back on to double-points (not something I was looking forward to), but nope, I’m all set.
Now I just have to finish off the hand and its own border, and I’m done. The color continues to charm, and I’m finding all those teeny stitches worth the effort.