TaDa and Voila!
The Sausalito mitts are done. This is the yarn and pattern suggestion from my friend. And it all worked out beautifully. One skein of Koigu and a bit of time and I'm happy.
I love the way the cable splits to become the thumb gusset. Really brilliant.
I did make one change in the pattern. As with all ribbing (or so the Knitting Police will tell you), the bottom & top rib sections are supposed to be worked on a 3.25mm. I broke the knitting law on that. The cable & lace pattern should be worked on a 3.75 mm. I broke the pattern following law on that, too.
I worked the whole thing on a 3.5mm (US #4).
Yes, the Knitting Police are coming for me. I'm gonna get THE LECTURE, again. I broke two laws in one project. And still the mitts fit my hands.
There is no way that I will hang my head in shame. I will boldly proclaim to all who will listen that using one and only one needle size for this pattern worked extremely well for both the elastic ribbing and the flexible cable/lace pattern. The mitts fit me and that's what matters in my little world!
I wonder if the Knitting Police have handcuffs that match my mitts?