Thrummed Mittens

@PamelaL (252)
United States
September 5, 2009 8:03am CST
Have any of you tried the "Thrummed" mittens? I've made several pairs and I love them! They are really extra warm and something a little different. I used this free pattern that I happened upon a couple of years ago. www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/mittensthrummed.htm I wish I could add pictures here!
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@peavey (15856)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I've heard that term many times but never tried it. Is it hard to do? And what kind of yarn did you use for the thrum? (thrumming?)
@PamelaL (252)
• United States
6 Sep 09
It's really fun/different to do! I just happened upon them on the internet and I had never even heard of them. The instructions I found used carded fleece wool, I used alpaca because it's so soft. (I also used alpaca yarn for the mittens). This page has instructions similar to what I used. http://www.haveayarn.ca/stitch/06_2008_stitch_of_the_month.htm I hope that works because I'm not allowed to cut and paste yet lol.
@PamelaL (252)
• United States
6 Sep 09
oh I see, mylot cuts off the links. after the www stuff, the rest is: haveayarn.ca/stitch/06_2008_stitch_of_the_month (then .htm). Does that make any sense? ha ha
@peavey (15856)
• United States
6 Sep 09
That's cool! I have some unspun wool that I was intending to learn to use a drop spindle with. It wouldn't take much of it to make mittens... Hm. Another project for the list! LOL Thanks for the link; I'm going to bookmark it. I don't know what myLot did to it, but usually only part of it will show up, but it's good anyway.
@peavey (15856)
• United States
2 Jan 10
Did you ever try the thrummed mittens? I still haven't got to the drop spindle! I'm surprised that so few people seem to want to talk about knitting here.
@PamelaL (252)
• United States
2 Jan 10
I know! Apparently there aren't many knitters here at MyLot. LOL. I have knitted a few pairs of the thrummed mittens and I love them. Unfortunately I gave them all away as usual and end up not having any of my own. I've tried the drop spindle, too, but I find it to be very frustrating... I don't have enough patience I guess. I keep wanting to try it again, but haven't had time to learn. I think I'll have more time now with the holidays over and winter setting in for real (we are supposed to have a foot of snow by tonight!)
@peavey (15856)
• United States
3 Jan 10
We had around 8 inches of snow over Christmas, which was really nice, but it's warming up now, in the high 30s today. Enjoy your snow! :) I am going to try the drop spindle again soon. Like you, I run out of patience, but I know it works, so I should be able to do it.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
16 Sep 09
You know, I keep seeing these mentioned in different places, like people's blogs, here, on knitting websites, but I've never tried to make them. I even have all of the supplies. The tricky part is that i have so many things on my to-knit list, I never quite make it to anything I am not sure I know how to do.
@PamelaL (252)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Oh my gosh, I know the feeling! Last winter I was kind of in the "mitten mode" anyway. So I thought I would give them a try. Once you get started, it's not hard, just a little slower than plain mittens.
• United States
18 Oct 11
i have never tried to make any kind of mittens thrummed or not but i would like to try to make them whenever i get some more time on my hands i already have two knitting projects started and i am trying to finish them before i start anything else i do not know how to read a knitting pattern though so whenever i do finally decide to make them i will have to make up the stitches from off the top of my head it would be nice if you could find out how to upload pictures here i would like to see them as i have never even heard of thrummed mittens