We are going on a trip over Christmas and it is going to be cold. The obvious answer: To make myself some easy mittens to knit of course! This is how this easy mittens knitting pattern was born. This is a very easy double pointed needles dpn knitting pattern. I know a lot of you dread knitting with double-pointed needles and find them confusing but this is the perfect project to start getting friendly with them. The simple mittens design is very sober and can easily be used for men and women depending on the yarn color chosen of course.
The two stories do not feature the same character. The original German names for the two characters are "Daumsdick" Literally, "Thumb-thick" for the former, and "Daumerling" for the latter. They are related to the English Tom Thumb , whose title the Grimms' stories often share when translated into English. Both tales are categorized as Aarne-Thompson type "Tom Thumb".
Yarn Thrower aka Laura asked if I had any wisdom on helping with the fit of a peasant thumb; that is, a thumb worked without a gusset and placed on the palm of the hand. I'm not sure I have wisdom, but here is what I did. If my total didn't divide equally by 6, I probably would have rounded up, rather than down.