I love yarn with long color repeats. I have not yet decided if I love it on these mittens, though.
I think I do.
The mittens are the exact same pattern, but because the rounds are not symmetrical, each one looks different. The pattern on the palm of the green/yellow one is on the back of the hand of the orange/pink one and vice versa.
I did two-color ribbing for the cuff. The knits are normal and the purls are twisted. I could pretend this is a design feature executed after careful aesthetic consideration, but the truth is that I knit them using the combination style and was too lazy to untwist the purl stitches.
They were very tight before blocking, but, once again, blocking does magical things. My mitten blockers are very high tech. I have two pieces of cardboard for the body of the hands and two small pieces for the thumbs. I wrap each of these in bits of plastic grocery bags and cram them inside the mitten. Please try not to be jealous of my fancy tools. You, too, can have such mitten blockers.
These mittens also look awesome with my tattoo.