For years, students have asked knitting instructor Mary Scott Huff for a book on their favourite topic—knitting mittens—but one that empowers them to create their own mittens their own way. This is that book. The Mitten Handbook is much more than an instruction book—it provides a list of mitten ingredients (thumbs, cuffs, and top-down or bottom-up construction) then outlines the best tools and techniques for readers to knit their own unique creations. The book is organised into three sections. The first presents mitten elements, with a menu of choices that makes getting custom results easy. The second section provides 20 complete mitten patterns. And the final section covers the key aspects of construction, including how to measure for the perfect fit, yarn and gauge considerations, and which direction to knit.