On Nnenna’s Needles #6

I cannot get through the winter months without my glittens.
What are glittens, you ask?  Why, they’re gloves + mittens!
Convertible Mittens
Flying Purple Glittens

The first pair I made in 2008 and they were my first attempt ever at some sort of hand covering.  I picked that yarn because I loved the combination of blue and purple, then added the cutest little star button as a closure.  The second pair came about because I had this skein of royal purple that I loved and felt would look great as glittens!  I’ve made two pairs because I am a firm believer that glittens are absolutely essential during the cold months!  They keep my hands warm (especially the second pair, which are really thick!) while also allowing me to use my fingers when needed.  Do any of you own a pair of glittens, or do you call them something else?

  • Kt

    wow so good!

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Megan! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much Tashrin! Hope you're keeping warm :)

  • Tashrin

    They are so gorgeous. :) And cozy too…..we definitely need a pair of those for our arctic weather here in Canada. It always amazes me everytime i see one of your creations. You are so talented. :)

    Look forward to hearing from you


    Tashrin – Style musings of a Bengali girl from Canada

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Ashley! :D

  • Ashley Rae

    Love it! I saw these at the store and thought about getting a pair but never did. Maybe I should have. They look so fun!


  • Nnenna

    Thank you!! =)

  • Kakaissata

    love it. great colors too


  • Nnenna

    My next pair will probably be arm-warmer length too! Thank you very much! :D

  • Jenarcissist

    I DO have some!! My mom-in-law hasn't knitted any yet, but I got a pair a couple years ago at Ross. I thought they were so innovative (mine are the convertible kind too). I had never seen anything like them at the time. I love being able to button back the mittens when I don't need them. Mine are also arm warmer-length. Good job! They look like something straight out of a store!

  • Nnenna

    Thank you!! =)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you so much Ashley! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thanks! Yes, I've seen really cute ones at UO too! :)

  • Nnenna

    Ooo, pink glittens sounds so cute! Thank you Marie! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Sabine!! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Helena! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Prissy!

  • Nnenna

    Haha, thank you Chelsea! :D

  • Cisabellemartin

    wuaaah i love these !!

  • littleboat

    i love the glove-mitten combo — so much warmth and convenience!

  • Ashleykrieger

    oh i've been wanting a pair of these! yours are super cute!

  • Laura

    you know, i do own glittens. and… i have no idea what i call them! haha so weird. glittens is perfect, though.

  • ondressingup

    I completely agree. Whenever I travel around Europe, I get a pair knitted for me by my friend on etsy because they're so much cuter than plain old fingerless gloves and the flap you can put over your hand is super handy.

  • zarna

    these are so cute! i got a pair of glittens (i've never used that word, but it's just perfect!) from urban outfitters last year!

  • jenni wells

    I could NEVER make something this awesome.

  • Melliott930

    I've been obsessed wth my pink glittens for years :) And I love your nailpolish in both of these images!

    So What If I Like Pretty Things

  • Sabine

    Love your glittens, Nnenna – such a clever invention! I don't own any (yet).

  • Tracey K Liu

    these are great, i have one pair from american eagle, hehe


  • Hiven

    Awh so lovely. x hivennn

  • helena

    Hahah that's so cute!

    x helena

  • Ashley

    Glittens! How fun! I don't own anything like this, and I wish I did–especially if they're as warm as you say they are! Even though I live in northern MN where it's constantly freezing, about all I've got in my mitten arsenal are thin cheapo gloves that barely do anything for warmth and some crazy fleece mittens that aren't much better, either.

  • Prissy

    You're very talented!!


  • any brasil

    bealtiful is purple.

  • Chelsea

    love these! I just call them mitten gloves. haha :)


  • kat

    love your nail color :)


  • Nnenna

    Thank you Anisa!! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thank you! :)

  • Thelaughslut

    whatttt, i wish i was crafty like that :( too bad i can't really knit or do anything of that sort. curse my man fingers ! but they are lovely you did an amazing job!


  • Comewhinewithme

    I'm jealous! You're really good at knitting! Love the colours!

  • Jorien-89

    Cute gloves!!
    No way you'll get cold hands!
    Xx Jorien

  • The Merry Traveller

    I am convinced that you can change the world and move mountains with these glittens! I think they are well thought out and you are so clever to make them!

  • Simplychic08

    awww glittens! how adorable is that??

    check out my jewelry giveaway http://simplychic08.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-want-to-give-way.html

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Ellen! :)

  • Ellenreviewsblog

    So cute nice concept. :)

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Sydney! Oh yes, these guys make my fingers so happy- I'm never going back to just mittens or just gloves again! haha :D

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Kathryn! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thanks, haha, even though I can't take credit for making up the name! There is a link to the pattern page on Ravelry as a caption in the photos of both designs :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much!!

  • Sydneytoups

    oh my gosh, these are so cute! i love the little star button on the first pair. i wear fingerless gloves so that i can use my phone, but my fingers get cold, these are like the perfect solution!

  • Laura

    omg make me some!!! haha seriouslyyyy, i would die if you did a giveaway or opened a shop. please?

  • Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.com

    Do you sell these because this is awesome. I need me some glittens :)

  • Kathryn

    So adorable! I don't own any, but now I think I should probably get some. :)

  • Styleshewrote

    Glittens is such a cute name!! Love these designs. Can you post the pattern? xo style, she wrote

  • Marianna_Papag

    I love your gloves!!
    They are so cute!
    Thanks for the comment! I totally agree about Ben!

  • Fashion Me Chic

    Very nice glittens. I have not worn one in years. Maybe we ca follow each other? http://mypretaporterblog.blogspot.com/

  • Giselle

    So creative. I don't even own a pair of gloves or mittens, def. a Florida person ;)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you very much Gertrude! :)

  • Nnenna

    Haha, thanks, I first saw the name on Ravelry! Btw, are you on Ravelry?

  • Gertrude

    They are both so cute! You are really talented at knitting! x

  • Janettethejongleur

    OH! I love my glittens..but they are just plain black…not faboo blue like yours…I especially love them because I can't take pictures with my gloves on…and my hands freeze if they aren't covered….

    Have a great day Ms. Nnenna!

  • NoodlesandWaffles

    I've knitted glittens before but never called them glittens. Love it!

  • Courtney Thomas

    I love those – I really need more warm and colorful mittens in my life right now.
    xoxo ~ Courtney