The original and best Knit Owl Gloves
Hoot, hoot! Do you love owls? I’m thrilled to find so many fellow knitters love owls as much as I do. It’s a group owl obsession!
It all started with my original knit owl hat pattern. Now it’s time to expand the owl love with the release of these knit owl fingerless gloves.
To celebrate I’m even wearing a pair of owl socks today!
The owl gloves are not quite as straight forward as the owl hat. But they aren’t too difficult either. 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.
Owl Gloves Knit Pattern
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. The C4B is 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!
If you’d prefer to purchase a pair of finished gloves, just visit the Coco and Cocoa shop.
Looking for more crochet patterns? Make sure you check out the pattern for my most popular Slouchy Spiral Crochet Hat!
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Christine Duffy says
Looks lovely! Hope someone can work out the pattern for 2.needles. x
Virginia Burns says
Julie ~ thank you!!! Thank you and thank you again! These are just lovely. I’ve almost finished the cap, and will start these soon. Grey was my first colour choice too, but I also found an olivey green with touches of other greens and that looks fantastic … like they’re peeping through the leaves! Grey will be next on my list. Can I ask you a question please? When you say ‘for personal use only’ … I’m wondering if that would exclude making a pair for a friend’s birthday?
Also, to the people who keep wanting the two needle thing … when I wanted to knit my first pair of gloves, I put it off, and put it off … but when I finally bit the bullet and learned to knit with four, things became SO MUCH EASIER! Four needles holding the glove and one as the knitter … works brilliantly!
Thanks again Julie for your kindness in sharing these patterns!
Not sure why but I can only get the first page to print 🙁
Do you happen to have a pattern for boot cuffs that match the hat and gloves?
Love the patterns!
Suggestions for increased hat size, please?
To confirm needle size 5mm? the hat was 5US which is 3.75mm..thanks a bunch LOVE THEM!
Sarah W. says
Approximately how much yarn does this pattern need? Thank you!
Personal use typically means you can’t sell the pattern or the gloves, i.e. Make a profit off of them.
Sarah Stubna says
I live in a retirement home, and once a year we sell hand made items, with the proceeds going to Alzheimer’s research. Would it be possible to make an exception to the ‘not for sale’ rule in this case?
Thanks for the mitten pattern. I have made 8 or 10 of the hats for adults and children in various colours. I am excited to start a pair of the mittens. Will try to make these to match the hats already made. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern with us.
These are adorable mitts! Thank you for the pattern! #ThisIsHowWeRoll
Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey says
These are so cute. I don’t knit and I live in Florida where there’s not much need for gloves or mittens. But I certainly can appreciate these sweeties. Great job. I saw your link at Kathryn’s Make it Pretty Monday party.
Dorothy Fashingbauer says
I used a size 7 for the hat. What size needles do I use for the gloves? It looks like the pattern calls for a 8 or 9. Is that right? Has anyone made these? I am so anxious to knit them.
Hello! I can’t get the pattern to load. Is there any way you can email it to me please?
double points can be intimidating but once you master them you wont ever look back!
Linda Lucas says
Found your very owls hat and gloves on Pinterest and would really appreciated it if you could email me the patterns to Lucas_home@telkomsa.net
Hi everyone! You can find the gloves pattern (as well as many other free and paid patterns) here
Can you explain more how to finish off the thumbs? I have 14 stitches on a dpn and not sure how to start this? Thanks
Hi Tracey! You’ll want to spread those live stitches out over 3 needles (just like for the main part of the glove). Then knit the rows as the pattern calls for. When you’re finished bind off all the stitches.