Every year I say I am going to make conscious decisions to start my gift knitting early, but each year I leave it later and later and end up making just one or two gifts.
So as soon as I start to relax over the holidays, I'm desperate to knit something new just for me!
And I'm not alone in this sentiment, so if you find your self feeling the same, I have the perfect things for you.
My Nifty Fifty Mittens, which you can make as long or short as you like and they can be made from an odd 50g ball of double knitting (light worsted) yarn. They're a perfect stash buster that will only take a few hours and make a lovely gift. I made mine for a secret santa and my friend put them on straight away and said they're the comfiest mittens she's ever had and wasn't going to take them off. I was delighted that she loved them so much.
The underside of the wrist section is a stretchy rib, so that one size will fit all. And what's more, there is a handy chart for the simple lace pattern.
You can buy the pattern here on ravelry: Nifty Fifty Mittens