When you put on these mittens, owls wake up and open their eyes and their beaks. The owls are formed by horizontal cables (a technique I have invented) - with an extra twist to give them a beak. The mittens are crocheted entirely in slip stitches, using the back loop only slip stitch. The owls are formed by cable patterns which are symmetical for the left hand and the right hand. The pattern includes written instructions and step-by-step picture tutorials for * the back loop only slip stitch * short rows (for the thumb) * horizontal cables (with lots of pictures on how to make the owls) * an invisible seam.
skills: The pattern is self-contained. All stitches and techniques you need to know to crochet the mittens are explained with step-by-step picture tutorials. Still, it helps if you practice both slip stitch crochet and horizontal cables before you start with the mittens.
The pattern is written in English (16 pages) and in German (17 pages).