Here’s a fantastic little project for a single 50g ball of self-striping yarn such as Crystal Palace Mini Mochi. These fun little fingerless mitts are knit sideways on for a change to the usual mitten construction. They can then either be Kitchener stitched closed, or finished with either a three needle bid-off or bound off and seamed up.
The thumb is knit in the round and sits at a natural angle to the hand, so they are very comfortable. The stripes on the thumb remain parallel to the stripes on the hand to keep the design very clean and lots of fun to knit. They can of course be knit without the stripes, but the stripes help to highlight the unusual construction.