Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thrummed mittens

I love knitting thrummed mittens.
They are light and fluffy and thick.
They have that stuffed toy kinda feeling.

 These are knitted with a merino worsted weight yarn that I had dyed a few years ago. When I spotted it in my stash a few weeks ago, I thought of thrum mitts right away.

Of course, the special part of thrum mittens is the inside. Little tufts of fibre to keep our fingers toasty warm on those bitter cold winter days.

The fibre is from Alicia, one of our alpacas. Almost a shame to use it on the inside...almost, but not quite. It's very soft and warm, so it's a good thing actually.
Do you want to make your own thrum mittens?
Look at what I have just added to my Etsy shop.
Lots of Thrummed mitten kits (and more to come).
The kits include 115g of hand dyed worsted superwash merino yarn, 55g of hand dyed merino top and the pattern to knit a pair of thrummed mittens.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth?
I made a short video to explain how to make thrums and how to insert them.
After several tries, I decided to just publish this video on Youtube. It's not perfect but I hope it's clear enough. I could have used a lighter yarn and the stitches might have shown up better but I hope it will still encourage people to knit their first pair of thrummed mittens.
Why not treat yourself to a little luxury?


  1. Great video! I have always wanted to learn how to do this. I am such a sucker for kits that I had to have one. I just ordered the purple one!

    1. Thanks so much Araignée! They are quite easy to do.

  2. I can not stop watching this video...well done indeed!!! you have found yet another...talent! you have sold quite afew already...are you adding any more colours? I have small boys...I will keep checking back for a colour...I love this video and knitting kit! ♥Debi