I joined a group on Ravelry, The Sweet 16 Knitalong [you'll likely need to be a Ravelry member to access this link] in which the goal is to make 16 stranded items in 2016. I joined for fun even though the chances of completing 16 is highly unlikely. It's a start, however.
The Winter Snows Mittens were a knitalong project. It's by the same designer who created the Mini-mitten Advent Garland, which I'm still working on and enjoying.
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Pattern: Winter Snow Mittens from Just Crafty Enough
Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight
#27 Gray, #1A White and #FC34MIX Blue/green
Needles: US #1/2.25 mm - double points
Cast on w/contrast color (blue/green mix), rib 1 row, changed to gray, knit 1 row, then continued in rib
I wanted a shorter, more close-fitting mitten: worked to round 83, started decreases as on the longer option (for the small-size mitten) on round 84. Continued with pattern but did decreases to round 97 - no dots on round 96. Added 2 more rounds of decreases, in gray, to round 98 to end with 22 sts. total.
Thumb: Keeping continuity of the fair isle patterning, did not knit rounds 21 and 26 inclusive.