owlie owl mittens by Betsy Farquhar

owlie owl mittens

March 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for $5.00.

I could call this “spawn of owlie cowl,” i suppose!

pattern includes instructions for 2 styles of mittens, a pointy pair and a more rounded pair. mittens are fair isle, knit in the round.

errata: 2nd increase instructions (at base of mitten) should read:
“ Using color 1, k1, inc1, work to one st before marker, inc 1, k1. slip marker, repeat for back of mitten ( 4 increases, a total of 84 stitches.)”

2 sets of double pointed needles- one size 0 and one size 2. some stitch markers, a stitch holder or some scrap yarn, and a needle to weave in ends. 2 balls of knitpicks palette yarn (one of each color), and a small quantity of a third, contrasting color. You could substitute about 500 yards of any fingering weight yarn.

You will need the following skills:
cast on, knit, purl, knit in the round, knit with 2 colors, increase, decrease, kitchener stitch.