I wasn't real crazy about how my Jasmine Mitts were turning out. And although I liked the pattern - I wasn't particularly in love with the yarn with that pattern. PLUS, let me just say that k3togtbl is annoying after SEVERAL rounds!! So I decided to FROG them and save the Regia 4-Ply Color for another project. I CO these cutie-patooties last night. The pattern is actually Cupcake Mittlets, but I am calling mine Lotus Blossom Mitts because I am knitting them in Argosy Luxury Yarns Lotus Blossom in Summer Romance colorway. These are a quick little knit and are SUPER easy that even beginners to lace AND to knitting in the round could tackle these with little problem. There a couple of things I don't like about this pattern. One is that you need to CO an additional 5 st in the middle of the pattern when knitting the thumb gusset. Initially, I CO using the backward loop method, but the st were way too tight. So taking a cue from another knitter who knit these mitts, I used the cable CO instead. Once I got that all squared away, it continued to knit up very quickly. Another thing I don't care for is the order of the pattern. You kinda have to jump around. But it's really not unmanageable.
So, I have one of these uber cute mitts done, and one more to go. I am knitting these up for my mom for her birthday (Sept. 1). I knit this little puppy in no time at all. Like I said, I started last night and then finished this afternoon in my spare time. So if you're looking for a quick knit that takes adv. beginner level skills and makes a spiffy gift, this pattern is for you!