Songbird Mittens pattern by Erica Heusser
This nature-inspired pattern is recommended for intermediate-level knitters who have experience with stranding and working from charts.
bird thumb chart - gusset
Thumb gusset adaptation for the Bird Mitten Chart - www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bird-mitten-chart After stripes, switch to gusset chart. "Borrow" the 3 side sts (last one from the last needle, then first two on first needle). At end of gusset, thread sts onto waste yarn with tapestry needle. Cast on the 3 borrowed sts and go back to original pattern. When you're ready to start the thumb, pick up the 3 sts from the cast on sts, and start working pattern at row 18 - join tow work in the…