Strigidae Mitts by Glenna C.
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Strigidae Mitts

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
250 - 275 yards (229 - 251 m)
S(L) - mitt to fit hand circumference 6.25-6.75 (7-7.75) inches/16-17 (18-19.5)cm around with no ease or negative ease.
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A sleek fingerless mitt featuring all-over twisted ribbing and a central cable panel reminiscent of little owls, peeking out through the trees. Strigidae is the proper name for an order of owls across North America. The wee saw-whet owl is my favourite.

Keep these handy for indoor comfort all fall and winter long, or outdoor layers in the transitional seasons!

Instructions include a charted pattern for the back of the hand. Knitters should be comfortable working from a chart and working twisted stitches. Pattern instructions are 3 pages long and include tips on working cables without a cable needle.

SIZING
• S(L)
to fit hand circumference 6.25-6.75 (7-7.75) inches/16-17 (18-19.5)cm around with no ease or negative ease.

MATERIALS
• Fingering weight wool or ‘sock yarn’, approximately 225 (250) yds / 206 (228) m. Shown in Miss Babs ‘Cosmic’ sock yarn, in ‘russet’
• 2.5mm/ US#1.5 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Waste yarn or small stitch holder, stitch markers (if desired), tapestry needle

GAUGE
• 8 stitches/10 rounds in 1 inch/2.5 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
12 stitches/10 rounds in 1 inch/2.5 cm in Twisted Rib (relaxed) after blocking