My favorite mitten pattern, today:
Using WOTA held double-stranded, CO 24 sts. Join and knit in the round, K2 P2 ribbing, until cuff measures 4". Put stitches on a holder and knit 2nd cuff. Then go to Knitting Pattern Central and try to find a mitten pattern that calls for a CO of 24 sts.
Really, I did this today, and I did find a pattern that calls for 25 sts, so now I can inc 1 stitch and proceed with my mittens.