Originally Posted by Antares
The only problem I can foresee changing these into mittens is keeping the pattern continuous as you increase/decrease. But perhaps you will have already had some experience on how to increase and decrease in pattern before you get to the mitt part.
I would recommend swatching out a few increase and decrease rows in pattern (or, rather, in patterns plural) AND I would suggest charting out beforehand how many times you will continue each pattern repeat (if you plan to do so).
Great choice of mittens. I hope your venture is a successful (and fun) one!
I was wondering about that as well, but in the worst-case scenario I could just leave the stitch pattern out towards the end and knit the decrease part in stockinette stitch. I'll try swatching some pattern decreases and charting it like you said and see how it goes.
Thank you so much for your help! : )