New Videos: Owl Cable Mitts

Being a designer, it’s really rare for me to use a pattern written by someone else. In fact, it’s only happened twice in the last 10 years, I believe. You see, last year, I saw these mitts. I believe I was busy writing a book at the time too. I dropped EVERYTHING when I saw these and immediately made them for my daughter. With it being the gifting season, I’m sure you’re going to love this quick-to-stitch project just as much as I do.

This design is by Erika Ward and is called simply Owl Mitts. Here is my three-part video series for the first mitt. Although I think you’ll get it enough to be able to do the second mitt, I’ll be making videos for the second mitt next weekend, hopefully. But, really, don’t wait for me. Just download the free pattern here and I’m sure you’ll be fine. :-)

I’ve embedded three videos below. If you’re unable to view them here, please check my YouTube channel here. Likewise, you can also find the left-handed versions on YouTube as well. Enjoy!


  • Mary

    I just wanted to say I absolutely LOVE that you provide a left-handed video tutorial as well as a right-handed one. It’s so helpful not to have to reverse what I’m seeing! Thank you! I’m definitely going to have to make these now!

  • anne

    Were can get instructions for left hand mitt ?? The tutorial for right hand was lovely thank you xx

    • I’m sorry. I never did the second video. I received horrible emails about this first video and haven’t had the heart to make further videos since then. As much as I like to help people, I don’t like setting myself up for abuse like that. I’m not sure whether I will add more videos, but, if I do, I will add this one to the list.

      • Heather

        That’s such a shame that some horrible people ruined it for you! When my grandmother taught me to crochet, she didn’t know what stitches were called or how to read a pattern, so this video was immensely helpful to me. You do such a good job of explaining and showing what everything means!

  • Linda

    Thanks so much for the videos – very helpful :)

  • These three videos are so amazing. I have seen the owl fingerless glove pattern but this by far Is going to make my life easier and less stressful. Kim, I love your designs, and your tutorial her was so relaxing. You are so soft spoken and I really believe that is what made it. And I learned a few things from you as well! :) I will not be intimidated so much when I go to make this up! Thank you so much. You are simply amazing!

  • April

    Thank you so much for the video it was very helpful!!! Continue on with the videos they are great!! My friend loves owls so I’m making these for her for Christmas! :)

  • Barb

    I just finished my first pair of the owl mitts. If I had to read the pattern I never would have finished them. Never done any cable crocheting before so new to me. I am forever grateful to you for making this video. I read all the nasty comments. I would tell you not to believe them! I would tell them, I went back several time and went over and over to make sure I was doing it right. If they didn’t get it, do it again. I didn’t believe your hands were in the way, I personally needed close ups as I really didn’t know where I was going! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! You did great!!!

  • Jenny

    I crocheted the owl mitt, which is adorable. The videos labeled owl mitt left hand, turns out to be right hand. Now I have 2 right hand mitts. Where’s the video for the left hand?

    • I’m sorry. It seems that you’ve misunderstood. The video you watched was for “left-handed”, not for the left hand. I believe all of the left-handed videos are in left-handed orientation and they are exactly the same, except they are worked with either the right hand or the left hand. Unfortunately, I have received really hateful messages about my videos and, since this video took me hours to create, I don’t plan on doing a video for the left hand mitt. But, after doing the right hand mitt, I feel confident that you’ll be able to follow the written pattern for the opposite mitt. It will be exactly the same as the right except the owl is in a different place. I hope that helps.

      • Jenny

        I hate that people were rude and terrible! That’s just childish! I think you done a terrific job! Unfortunately, I spent hours trying to follow the pattern to make the other mitt, but I cannot get it. I will just keep my right handed mitts, they are too cute to throw out and hope someone makes a tutorial for the left. Thank you.

  • Jenny

    By the way, there are a lot of us who love your tutorial and I am upset that some awful people ruined the ability for people like me to be able to make amazing things and for you to share your talents and knowledge with the world

    • I’ve had many people respond in the same way. I may decide to do some more videos in the future. The messages I received were particularly nasty and kinda burned me on doing all the work to make free videos. But, if I can ever get caught up, I may add them to the schedule again.

  • Amy

    Oh my goodness thank you!!! I was looking for owl fingerless gloves that were cute but not kid-ish for a friend’s daughter, and I saw these on ravelry. I’ve only learned to read patterns a while back and thought ‘I can do this!’ but nope. I got totally stuck. Then I saw your video on youtube and not only did you help me understand the pattern, but you were so easy to follow! Thank you so much!!! Your video will help bring joy to a little girl who really needs some happiness in her life. You have no idea what good can come from one video, and I believe that will more than out weigh all the negative emails :)Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! :)

  • Natalie

    I’m so sorry to hear that people were so nasty to ruin it for you (and obviously for the rest of us).

    I started working on the right mitt, and from the beginning it felt too big for my hand, I changed hooks and worked with a 3.5 mm one, but still – it’s a little too big for me.
    I’m wondering – would if still work if I reduce 2-3 DC from the 15 DC at the 2nd row and keep on doing the same thing with the rest of the rows (accordingly)?

  • Karen White

    Thank you so much for these videos, I’ve never done cable crochet before and struggled to understand the pattern, but thanks to your videos I have a completed pair of mitts, and a happy sister-in-law!

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