Sokol is the Russian word for “hawk“, and knowing this, it's not difficult to imagine where this pattern name comes from. Falconers need to protect their arms and hands, so they need long mitts, padded with an extra layer of fabric. These 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.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished measurements: 6.5“ circumference and 9.5“
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino; 100 g / 210 yds [192 m]) 1 skein
Needles: US 6 (4mm) double pointed needles US 4 (3.5mm) double pointed needles
Gauge: 10 sts and 16 rows = 2“ x 2“ in stockinette stitch with larger needles, blocked