This is the easiest pattern given to me by one of my friends, Kris. She found the pattern online – find the blog here. Last Christmas, we knit these mittens for both of our daughters. Even though the pattern is in DPN (double pointed needle), we did it on a magic loop and two at a time. Here are the pictures of the pair of mittens I made recently for one of my friend’s daughter’s birthday. If you want to make a quick gift, this pattern is perfect.
Once I learned magic loop, there was no turning back. Using DPN, you can only make one mitten at a time. However, through magic loop, you can make both at the same time and it is very convenient. It’s much easier to complete projects. Also, I’ve found that using magic loops keeps items like socks and mittens at the same length, unlike DPN. The small discrepancies in length are more noticeable to me when I’m using DPN.