"Fee-bee" is a song of the chickadee, the state bird of Massachusetts, where I live. The lace pattern on the cuff of the mitts reminded me of bird tracks in snow, so I decided to name the mitts after the cheery, inquisitive chickadees who visit my bird feeders and bring me joy all winter long. The mitts are knit flat, then seamed at the side, with an opening left for the thumb. The first and last sts on each row are selvedge sts that are consumed during seaming. At the thumb opening, they roll inward, creating a smooth edge.
Finished (Blocked) Measurements: 7 inches/17.5 cm height by 7.25 inches/18 cm wide (before seaming, measured at widest point)
The mitts will stretch to fit hands up to approximately 8.5 inches/21.5 cm in circumference.