Monday, January 16, 2012

Thrumb Mittens

A little late on this post, but I made these thrumb mittens for a friend this season.  I always struggle a little with home-knit mittens.  They're always fun to make, but never really make the cut on those super disgustingly cold days up here.  Thrumbing is a really great way to make knit mittens warmer and often more oven-mitt like (only if you like that sort of thing!).   I used this pattern over at Yarn Forward.  See below too for a quick cheesy video to illustrate how you make the thrumb.  It's pretty easy and the possibilities for color combos is endless.  Next year, I plan to make some in striped thrumb colors.  One tip, don't use too fluffy of a thrumb yarn if you don't want gigantic oven mitts.


Izabelle said...

They're lovely! And I love the song in the video. I wish it was colder in SoCal, I'd be making thrummed mittens like nobody's business.

Rae Ritchie said...

Thanks Izabelle! Don't wish too hard! I'm sure SoCal is nice!

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