Alison Crowther-Smith

Owl Mitts

FT Mitts 1

Just flown in – my latest mitts – A Wisdom of Owls.

They feature beady little owls all round the wrist end of the mitten, emerging from a neat mock-cable cuff. The thumb has a simple side lace detail and is full fitted.  They are a surprisingly fast knit too.

You can make these in any DK yarn as long as it has a fair amount of animal fibre, ideally wool.  My recommendations are Rowan Superwash DK, Rowan Felted Tweed, Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK, or Lotus Sunset.

Sunset owl close up

You will need 1 ball for a pair of ladies mitts unless you want to lengthen them, in which case you may need 2.

You will also need:

  • 3.00 or 3.25mm needles for knitting in the round
  • 20 beads; or 20 each of beads and sequins; or 20 tiny buttons
  • 3 stitch markers
  • cable needle


  • knitting in the round
  • beading
  • simple cables

FT owl mitt cable shot

I rate these as intermediate in terms of challenge and all the techniques are fully explained.

Cost:  £4