Mittens have long been on my list of ‘things to knit’. I don’t know why I’ve procrastinated until now, when it’s getting colder and carrying groceries back home really makes me wish I had a pair! So this weekend, I made my cold hands a priority …As they always should be, because without them we couldn’t knit!
While I’d love to make an intricate fair isle or cabled pair, this scenario called for instant gratification! I needed a quick, work horse pattern that would let me bang out a pair in just a few hours. (Classic Mittens are an easy go-to, but I was hoping to find something with a little more character.)
After a quick Ravelry search, I stumbled on the Ephemera Mittens by Amy Christoffers. They’re simple, but I love how the small gauge makes them charming and dainty. It goes without saying, these also make excellent stash-busters and one could have lots of fun improvising some stripes or fair isle design.