I (Anna) designed this pattern. I cast on to knit socks, but changed my mind.
I used Biscotte Bis-Sock (self striping sock yarn) in color Hudson's Memories. I think I have enough left to knit a pair of fingerless mitts.
When I was done with them, I realized it looked like I had socks on my hands. What to name them seemed obvious.
I like to wear a pair of fingering weight mittens in the Spring and Fall and then add another mitten on top of them when it gets colder.