What I have always done is pick a mitten pattern that I liked and knit 4 -6 rows after finger opening and then cast off. Then pick up stitches for thumb and knit 2 rows then cast off. as long as the gauge match the yarn you are using.
For my grandchildren who are ten and eleven, I just adjust by subtracting at least 6 stitches. Another thought is to go down a couple needle sizes if you like a pattern and don't want to try to omit a number of stitches.dogee3142 said:Thanks, I been on that site. Didn't see anything, but will check again. My granddaughter is 16, but has small hands. Have had to cut pattern down for her hands.
Thanks again. It is cold here in Michigan.