Thrummed Mittens: SA Jan 22 & 29, 10 am - noon

$65.00
Availability: In stock (5)

Fluffy on the inside and knitted on the outside! Thrumming is a technique originating in northern Canada that incorporates twists of fiber roving into your knitting to create a thick, insulating layer between your hands and winter’s chill. Learn to create and add thrums into your knitting as we make a pair of highly customizable Friesland Mittens. Sized from Baby all the way through Adult XL, these also make fantastic gift knits. 

Two 2 hour classes

Skills needed:  cast on, work in the round, increasing & decreasing

Skills learned: 

  • Making thrums
  • Two techniques for adding the thrums into the mittens
  • Options for working and finishing the mittens

Materials:

  • Yarn: 110-165 yards aran weight yarn (Suggested De Rerum Natura Cyrano)
  • 2-4 oz of wool fiber that is not superwash
  • You will need US sizes 7 & 8 of your preferred type of needles for small circumferences: DPNs, or ~42-32” / 60-80 cm circular needles for ‘magic loop’, or 8-10” / 20-25 cm shorties
  • Progress keeper or stitch marker 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • A copy of Friesland Mittens by Mieka John, available on Ravelry

Homework: 

Cast on and knit the cuff for the first mitten.

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