Our hands are typically the first thing that get cold when we step outside in cold weather. Shoved in pockets they aren’t very useful, but covered in cozy mittens they people practical once again. Consider casting on a pair of these mittens to keep your digits warm so that you can drink a cup of coffee, go for a hike, or take a phone call outside. We love the texture in these warm winter mittens to knit – whether from the patter or materials used – and know they’ll be just as fun to make as they are to wear.

Corkscrew Mitts by Jill DeMarco

Columns of twists travel up this pair of cozy mitts made with super bulky yarn. Work in the round from cuff to finger to either make a traditional pair of mittens or a fingerless version. The cool texture offers extra warmth for those blustery days.

Bedre Sammen Votter by Sofie Hagensen

Pair a strand of fingering weight yarn with a strand of mohair to create these simple, lightweight mittens the mohair adds a touch of luxury and lots of warmth. Sized for both women and men, these mittens call for 208-252 yards of yarn.

Fond Mittens by Natalie Warner

With Aran weight yarn make these mittens that offer 360 degrees of texture. Never get bored with the cables and ribbing and garter stitch that make up these playful mittens.

Teacher’s Pet Mittens by Hope Vickman

Cables and texture play hero in this pair of mittens from Hope Vickman. Use 100-170 yards of DK weight yarn and size US 4 and 5 needles to knit these mittens that will keep your hands oh-so-warm.