Brrr! It’s cold out there. When the chilly weather hit last week it occurred to me that I don’t actually have a pair of gloves to keep my hands toasty warm. I immediately set about searching for the perfect pattern. With so many talented knitters out there I wasn’t disappointed and I thought it was only fair to share a few of my favourites with you.
Mittens and fingerless gloves make for simple projects which are ideal for beginners, or more experienced knitters who fancy something speedy and satisfying. Besides, as brilliant a hand warmer as your favourite cup of tea is, you’re going to have to venture outside at some point…
I instantly fell in love with these beauties from Tanis Fiber Arts and it’s not hard to see why. This simple pattern is knitted in the round and is a brilliant way of using up any odd bits of wool you might have lying around. There’s even a pattern for a matching hat if you fancy a bigger project. You can find the pattern here.
These fingerless mitts by Fringe Association are a lovely little project for beginners as they’re so simple. You’ll just need to know your basic knit and purl. They’re knitted in the round and the straightforward design gives you the freedom to use your choice of yarn.
If you need your hands warming up pronto, this easy pattern from Martha Stewart is just the ticket. All you need is your basic knit stitch and the clear instructions are helpful if you’re new to knitting in the round.