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.

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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.

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

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12 comments

  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!β˜†

  6. These are so elegant! I love them πŸ™‚

  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. πŸ™‚

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