Mitts, mittens and gloves are great projects for stash busting because they don’t usually use a whole lot of yarn, so you can make a pair with a single skein or use up some little bits and pieces to make a matching (or not matching) pair.
For instance, the 75 Yard Malabrigo Fingerless Mitts by Jeanne Stevenson. They use just a little of a really luscious yarn, and you’ve probably got lots of little bits that you could turn into sweet little mitts. Hello, gift knitting!
The Campout Fingerless Mitts by tante em are longer but super easy and pretty. You work the garter stitch band for the hand, then pick up stitches and work the arm part in the round.
The Stash-o-motastic Mitts from purl3agony are true stash busters, and you can even use a bit of yarn of different weights if you need to.
Another one for the sock knitters (or sock yarn hoarders) is the Midsomer Mitts from Snippents and Stash. These use two skeins because they’re nice and long, but you could use your leftovers, too.
Have a favorite mitt pattern? I’d love to hear about it.
By Sarah White