The ruffled cuff uses a seed stitch that is sturdy to protect from the winter winds while adding a little whimsy, and fun to the mitt. The mitt was designed to protect from winter wind by hanging over the cuff of a coat sleeve. When I designed these it had been a while since I had knit mittens, so I chose a half mitt design with simple stockinette hand with thumbs that are knit the same for the right as for the left. It was a good primer before moving up to a full mitten, as well as being a perfect gift for the tech savvy youth of today! In this design fingers are still free to text, tweet and check facebook on the go. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit-in-the-round on double pointed needles minimal shaping required gusseted thumbs GAUGE 18 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch worked in the round. Please take time to check gauge to get the same pattern result. **Note: If you are not a tight knitter please consider the use of a US 6 or 7 (4.25-4.5mm) I used 8/5mm to get gauge. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Youth L (Adult XS, S, M, L, XL) SUGGESTED YARN 90 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Solitude Wool, Romney COLORWAY Knitter's choice!