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Sokol is the Russian word for hawk, and knowing this, it's not difficult to imagine where this name comes from. Falconers need to protect their arms and hands, so they need long mitts, padded with an extra layer of fabric. Sokol mitts are knit in the round from the bottom up. The main part of the mitts are knit in plain stockinette, with just a few rounds of ribbing along the edges. The buckles are added at the end by turning the mitts 90/270 and picking up stitches along the sides. They are knit flat across the width of the mitts and decreases are worked to form the tips. The tip of each buckle is attached with a button. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY work in the round, cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease GAUGE 10 sts and 16 rows = 2 x 2 [5 cm x 5 cm] in stockinette stitch with smaller needles, blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 6.5 [16 cm] circumference and 9.5 [24 cm] length SUGGESTED YARN 160 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Merino Worsted COLORWAY Chapel Stone

Supplies Needed

  • US 6 [4.0 mm] double pointed needles
  • US 4 [3.5 mm] double pointed needles
  • 10 buttons

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Hey there, I'm Melanie and in my real life I'm an IT specialist, mother of three and a semi-successful housewife. In my secret second life I design knitwear. I live with my husband and three children in Bonn, Germany, where I spend my time combining colors, shapes and textures into freewheeling designs that are uniquely my own. I've been published by yarn companies and knitting magazines large and small, and I've also self-published my own patterns and e-books. I love collaborating with creative types from all over the world.