Owl in the Thicket Mitts

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This pattern is part of the Owl in the Thicket Collection, which is available as an eBook.

In a leafy thicket hides a little owl, his eyes glinting from between the tangled branches. These fingerless mitts feature twisting cabled branches and owls hiding in cabled hollows, with little leaf accents. Beads are placed during knitting for the eyes, but can be omitted if desired and buttons can be used for embellishment after the knitting is completed.

This pattern includes full written directions for cables as well as charts, so you can choose which you prefer!

SIZES
M (L), to fit circumference of palm at knuckles of approximately 6–7” (7.5–8.5”) {15–17.8, 19–21.6 cm}
Note: these mitts are designed with 2–3 inches of negative ease for a snug fit. The size can be easily adjusted by adding or subtracting stitches from the palm (the end of the round) in multiples of four.

MATERIALS
Approximately 150–200 yds (137–183 m) of appropriate fingering-weight yarn
(Sample shown using 1 skein of Malabrigo Finito, colorway Lavanda)
US 2/2.75 mm needles for small diameter knitting (double-pointed needles, or long circular for Magic Loop), or size needed to obtain gauge
Cable needle
8 size 6/0 seed beads
Steel Crochet Hook Size 10 (1.3mm) or floss threader
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Waste yarn for holding stitches

GAUGE
32 sts x 48 rows in 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch; central cable panel (columns 11–26 on chart) measures 1.5”(3.8 cm)