Bernie Sanders' inauguration fit launched a relentless stream of memes and brought mittens back into the public consciousness. Now, the Vermont school teacher behind the internet-famous accessory is giving Bernie stans one last chance to get their hands on their very own pair.

Jen Ellis received around 13,000 email orders for her knitted goods once news spread that she'd crafted Bernie's woolen mitts. Having temporarily sold out thanks to high demand, Ellis is preparing for one final and extremely limited drop. And of course, it's being auctioned for a good cause.

Taking to Twitter, Ellis announced that she's making "a few more mittens" that will be auctioned off this morning on MSNBC. It's probably one of the few opportunities you'll get to land her craft wear. She recently revealed that she won't be selling many more mittens moving forward. She explained, “I don’t have any more, and I don’t have much of a mitten business anymore because it really wasn’t worth it.”

Ellis initially sent Sanders a pair of mittens after he lost to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. She then learned that (like us) he was a fan. Then, when Sanders was running again for president, Ellis learned that they'd become affectionately known as his "oven mitts" on the trail – so she sent him 10 more pairs.

With few of the mittens in circulation right now, tuning in to MSNBC today might be your chance to cop the historic knitted grail. We've also put together a list of ten of the finest pairs around right now, from affordable brands including COS right up to luxury mittens by the likes of Margiela.

Channel your inner Bernie and shop the best mittens around below.

Bruceriver Knit Mitten

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Snowflake Knit Mittens With Warm Thinsulate Fleece Lining



Buy at ebay

This pair has the Bernie mitten vibe and, unless you're pally with a certain teacher from Vermont, might be as close as you're going to get.

COS Padded Mitten

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Padded Mittens



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Master of refined staples COS serves up a pair of mittens that'll go with pretty much any look. Because not everyone can pull off the loud knit-mit like Mr. Sanders.

The North Face Sherpa Fleece Mitten

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Sherpa Fleece Mitten


The North Face

Buy at END.

Trust in The North Face and its years of outdoor wear experience to keep your hands warm all winter. Basically a fleece for your hands. How good does that sound?

ERL Mitten

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from $56


(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Up and coming label ERL continues to impress with collections full of color and loud graphics. This fun pair of mittens by the brand will turn your hands into popsicles. Visually, we mean, not the cold part.

Hestra Nordic Mitten

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Nordic Wool Mitt Glove



Buy at HHV

Born out of the long, cold, and dark winters of Sweden, Hestra has been making mittens for more than 80 years. It knows its stuff.

Y-3 CH3 Mitten

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CH3 Gloves



Buy at Footshop

Look, we can't all be as humble as Bernie, and sometimes a little logo is in order. Bearing Yohji Yamamoto's Y-3 signage in reflective details, this is a good way to indulge the label loving part of you.

Maison Margiela Tabi Mitten

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Tabi Gloves


Maison Margiela

Buy at Slam Jam

Margiela's iconic tabi boot just became a mitten, and it's perfect. Just don't tell Bernie how much this one set you back.

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