Next comes a pair of real mittens! I just don't think the fingerless gloves are as practical as everyone tells me! Personally, I want my fingers covered so I knitted up a pair of mittens with my favorite mitten pattern by Fiber Trends "Easy Hats and Mittens". These knitted up in an evening and will give my daughter a nice alternative to the fingerless gloves.
Since my daughter Stephanie is so tall, I needed to purchase extra yarn to make the leggings and gloves long enough to be of practical use to her. So with all the extra yarn I also knitted up a "Spice Route Shawl" which is really a cool scarf! It fits nicely around the neck to keep you warm without the long tails of a regular scarf to deal with. The beautiful stitch pattern also complimented the yarn as well. You can find the free pattern for the shawl here; http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0369.html?r=1 I love free patterns! They are well worth the investment of the yarn companies because I sure do buy a lot of yarn that way!
http://mathgirl40.blogspot.com/2009/01/wide-cabled-headband-pattern.html I want to make up more of these. They are perfect for covering your ears and not messing up your hair. Plus, with my great new hair cut, head banks are very helpful!