New gadgets have created new problems. Last time I solved the problem with my easily freezing hands by knitting a pair of doubledouble mittens out of very warm alpaca yarn. Touchscreen phone and increased use of camera have made these mittens not so practical. I can’t use the touchscreen with the mittens on and for camera they’re just too hairy.
I thought and pondered and came up with a following solution – I could buy a pair of leather gloves but realized they would not help me with the touchscreen, only with the camera. So I had to knit some kind of fliptop mittens. Because the usual fliptops are too thin, I somehow had to make them double.
They’re not 100% double mittens, but mostly anyway. Only the fingertips have single layer but it’s ok since I can hide them inside the doubled part. And they work.
The seam shows where I knit the outer mitten together with the inner one.