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Bonn, Germany

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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.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sokol

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • work in the round, cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

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.


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


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

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • 1 stitch holder

Suggested yarn:

160 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Merino Worsted


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