I have been thrilled to find out that I’m not the only one with an owl obsession. If you missed my owl hat pattern make sure to take a look at my history of owl love. To celebrate the release of the owl gloves pattern I’m even wearing a pair of owl socks today. (Hoot, hoot!)
The owl gloves are not as straight forward as the owl hat. There are increases for the thumbs at the same time you are working cables for the owls. The pattern is written out line by line, so make sure to follow it carefully. There are three pages for this pattern. One for each glove (left and right) and then the third explains how to make the thumbs.
While grey has been the overwhelming favorite choice of colors in my shop, I have made the gloves in many other colors. I’m a little partial to these bright red ones!
A few pattern notes:
When increasing knit into the front and back of the stitch. (This is a different method for increasing than I recommend for the Owl Hat.)
C4B – move 2 stitches to a cable needle, hold the cable needle in the back of your work, knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle. This is a cable worked over a total of 4 stitches.
C4F – similar to C4B, but hold the cable need in front.
If you need to increase the size of the gloves, increase the size of the needles you are using.
Yardage is about 80 yards of worsted weight yarn.
This pattern uses double pointed needles and is knit in the round.
I find it easier to add the buttons for the owl eyes after row 35, rather than waiting until the gloves are finished.
If you run into problems or have questions, leave me a comment or send me an email. I’d also love to see any finished owl hats that you make!
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