Friday, October 23, 2009

Thrummed Mittens: Part One

I've decided my next  knitting project will be thrummed mittens using Yarn Harlot's pattern from a Thrum-a-long she hosted in 2004! Oh well, better late than never! I found the pattern on Ravelry where you can see pictures of what my mittens should look like when they are finished.

Thrummed mittens are said to originate from Newfoundland and Labrador. Even though I have Newfie connections, I had never heard of them until my Knitting Daily e-mail from Interweave featured them.

I'm using Briggs and Little Hertiage wool in Mulberry for the body of the mittens.

The special and unusual thing about these mittens is that they are lined with thrums or rolled strips of roving which are knit into the mittens on the inside. When finished, you have mittens full of thrums which are extra warm and soft. Great for our Canadian winters!

Here are my first ever thrums! I am so proud.

I'll be casting on soon.

Happy Thrumming!


PaisleyGrove said...

I have been knitting for at least 40 years and I have never heard of thrumming. Now you have me so curious. I will have to research and attempt a similar project.I love to learn something new. You made it sound like so much fun.. Happy thrumming.