What to make: Get your mitts on these

Spiced Cocoa

I usually don’t go crazy with holiday gift knitting deadlines (my husband and my mom, the two people I’ve knit gifts for that were Official Holiday Gifts, haven’t minded getting them a little late, as long as they can wear them when it’s cold!). This year, my gifts are a little more time sensitive, as I decided to knit a cowl for my hair stylist in lieu of a traditional tip, and then realized I can use the remaining yarn, Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Sport, to make some mitts for my sister-in-law.

Along with hats, or bulky cowls, mitts are a perfect gift knit as they can be completed relatively quickly, can often use a partial skein and are useful even when it’s not bitterly cold. Here’s a curated list of patterns — some from IU designers and others that I’ve favorited — that I think you can easily add to your holiday gift-knitting list:

DK or worsted

Pictured above: Spiced Cocoa by Laura Aylor

X-Mitts by Toby Roxane Barna

X-Mitts by Toby Roxane Barna

Back Roads Mitts by Melissa Burke

Pinehurst by Natalie Selles

Nalu Mitts by Leila Raabe

Fingering or sport

Inverse Mitts by Keya Kuhn

Inverse Mitts by Keya Kuhn

Mouton’s Boutons by LeMou Designs (likely what I’m going to make if I have enough Tosh left over from the cowl I’m knitting)

Fallberry Mitts by Anne Hanson

Antiquity by Alicia Plummer

Shallows Mitts by Bonnie Sennott

Multi colored

Gradient Mitts by Krista McCurdy

Gradient Mitts by Krista McCurdy

Andrea’s Mitts by Kirsten Kapur

Camberwell Mitts by Lara Smoot

Maroo Mitts by Ambah O’Brien

Pixelated Palms by Jennifer Beaumont

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