Onto the Hand Things of Head to Toe!
Back Hand Hitch began as a name first rather than a stitch pattern or a distinct look of a mitten back when my kids were going over their knots in Scouts. I'm afraid the design is very literal but it kind of all fell into place rather quickly and the back hand hitch became a cable on the back of the hand. It seemed both obvious and perfect.
The mitts are knitted with Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. The yarn is lovely and soft and works very well in texture and cables. They are sized up from 6" to 7¼" and I find that as with the ribbed socks the fabric clings nicely to the body, keeping the mitts in place on small hands without slipping.