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Sokol

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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

Recommended with this pattern

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

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Mairlynd
I’m Melanie, and I combine texture and color into wearable modern designs that are both playful and beautiful. I design to surprise — from matching cheeky stripes with elegant lace, to choosing unexpected color combinations. I love to collaborate with other creative types around the world, and my patterns have been published by yarn companies and knitting magazines large and small. I live with my husband and three children in Bonn, Germany, where I find inspiration in the landscape, history, and culture.