I printed off some knitter's graph paper and have been playing around with some charting for a mitten pattern of my own design.
This will be the back of the hand:
I plan to do the palm in alternating vertical rows of color. Right now I can't decide if I want to do black mittens with the pattern in red . . .
red mittens with the pattern in white......
What do you think??
Here's the pattern for the wrist area:
I will likely use the Latvian 2-color cast on and do a fringed edge with a braided band above it before beginning the wrist pattern. If I don't think the wrist is long enough, I can add another braid before starting the main heart pattern.
Not sure who the receipient will be. It will be fun to see how it looks knit up. I may find I have to adjust the chart. We'll see. It's kind of cool though!