Perfect for the 18th century and early 19th century time periods. Mittens with knit in gore shaped perfectly to fit your thumb and shaped at the top for period accuracy in the 18th century. Wrist is fitted with no ribbing. I use heavier hand spun yarn on these for warmth, which has been preshrunk before knitting. Mostly knit from natural sheep colors, but can use dyed, solid, or mixt yarn.