New Pattern: Strigidae Mitts

Knitter friends, I need to do a bit of catch-up! Last month I showed you some fingerless mitts I was working on, including a new design in the works. I’ve finished it up, and the Strigidae Mitts pattern is now available in my Ravelry store!

Strigidae Mitts

I have been enjoying wearing these indoors lately as a keep-warm-at-my-desk accessory on chilly days, but the original pair that I knitted quite a while ago has long been a keep-in-the-handbag-just-in-case accessory in fall and spring. All in all I am really enjoying keeping fingerless mitts in the knitting rotation, they come in handier at more times of the year than I’d thought.


These take about 275 yards of sock yarn or fingering weight yarn – shown here in Miss Babs Cosmic sock yarn, in ‘russet’ brown. The pattern is also written for 2 sizes, to fit hand circumference 6.25-6.75 (7-7.75) inches around for a relatively snug fit – zero ease or negative ease – from the nice sleek twisted ribbing all over the mitt.

The name ‘Strigidae’ is the proper name for an order of owls common to North America, and I liked it for the little cabled stitch pattern across the back of the hand. To me they look a lot like little owls peeking out from the trees. And it’s a nice little decorative accent to show off.


I hope you enjoy the pattern, friends! I’ll catch you next time with, hopefully, a finished project behind me. Have a great Wednesday.





  1. Like these alot!

  2. Peg Biever · ·

    Love the details!

  3. knittedblissjc · ·

    so, so gorgeous!! Love the twisted rib, so graphic and elegant.

  4. 379christy · ·

    Very nice. I’ve been considering making some for my Mom who can’t get gloves on anymore. I can’t spell the disorder but it pulls the tendons in her hands and feet so that her fingers and toes go stiff and all directions.

  5. Oh-so-lovely!☆

  6. These are so elegant! I love them 🙂

  7. Susan Gaeddert · ·

    Those are so beautiful!

  8. Cute! I made a whole slew of fingerless gloves last year for Christmas. This Christmas I am finally getting to a project for myself…

  9. Those are lovely! The colour and pattern work so well together!

  10. Oh, my! I am obsessed with fingerless gloves and these are among the loveliest I have seen. Off to Ravelry to buy them ASAP. I already have the perfect yarn…and a gift list.

  11. Leslie Ross · ·

    I’m so glad you released this! I’ve been holding my breath for it since you first posted the picture. 🙂

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