Needles: 8mm circular, or 6.5mm straight.
Cast on 45 stitches, using 2 strands of double
knitting wool, or 1 strand of chunky wool (one plain
colour works best). Also, fun fur (eyelash yarn) is
nice for the inside. Work in stocking stitch (knit a
row, purl a row) for 11 inches.
Continue with stocking stitch but use up oddments
of various textures of wool, such as chunky, mohair,
ribbon etc. until the work measures 23 inches (two
strands of double knit for two rows each gives a
lovely assortment of colours). Cast off normally. This
is the part that will be on the outside to make tactile.
Before sewing up the knitted piece (or crochet or even sewn piece) adhere the
adornments on such as ribbon, bows, pom poms, buttons, zips, anything that is nice
to fiddle on with on to the mitt part. Please sew on very securely.
If working with straight needles, lightly iron the long strip, then neatly join the
sides together using edge to edge stitch (with the knit side facing out). Turn inside
out and push the one-colour cuff up inside the mitt body.
Sew the two ends together, again using a neat edge to edge stitch. If working with
circular needles, push the cuff into the mitt and whip or blanket stitch the edges.