The benefits to mittens include that they’re actually warmer than gloves (because all the fingers being in one space keeps them warmer) and they are quicker and easier to knit and can be worked in a variety of weights.
The Palmistry Bulky mittens from Stephanie Lotven are a great basic mitten pattern sized to fit everyone you know. They have a fun thumb gusset that mimics the lifeline in palm reading, thus the name of the pattern.
[Photo: Stephanie Lotven.]
Looking for more knitting patterns for Mittens? Check these out on Etsy.