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!
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.