It’s December! Winter is fast approaching. The first official day of winter isn’t until later this month — Saturday, December 21, 2019, to be exact. I don’t know about you, but in my neighborhood, it feels like winter is already here.
Those of us who live in the colder regions are already starting to bundle up in warm mittens, scarves, hats and sweaters. For me, knitting some new mittens is high on the priority list.
You too? If you’re thinking of knitting some new mittens right now, I have bunches of pattern suggestions you might want to consider.
For starters, Trafalgar Square Books has a lovely new knitting pattern book available that features knitted accessories including mittens, socks, hats and a cowl — but the majority of the patterns are for knitting mittens. The book is called Winter Knits From Scandinavia.. The patterns included in this collection are all beautiful, sophisticated, eye-catching designs that have broad appeal.
Maja’s Swedish Mittens is another charming option for a mitten pattern book you might enjoy. This particular book features only patterns for making mittens and fingerless gloves — no socks, cowls, sweaters or other types of patterns are included. If you want to make mittens that convert to fingerless gloves, there’s an extremely useful and practical pattern included you can use for that purpose.
One more option to consider is Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Mittens. This delightful book features mitten patterns that have amazing “personality” — lots of unique animal designs and remarkable design themes. Definitely take a look at this book if you enjoy raking in the compliments, because people are likely to be staring at your hands and asking where you got your fabulous mittens when you wear any of the projects you make from this book.
If mittens aren’t what you feel like knitting right now, no worries. We have bunches of other project ideas you might enjoy. You’re invited to check out this list of winter knitting and crochet patterns to find ideas for making just about any type of project you might want to get started on knitting or crocheting this winter. Happy crafting!
About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.