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Knitting Thrummed Mittens

Fibre Friday
It’s Fibre Friday! This week I was inspired to start knitting thrummed mittens. It may be officially spring today, but it’s still very cold and we have way too much snow! After shivering while walking up and down our very steep driveway (because our vehicles copulent get up it) I decided it was time to give knitting thrummed mittens a try!

Knitting Thrummed Mittens

My daughter and I have been enjoying knitting some of the mitts from Craftsy’s Mittens and Gloves Galore class. (We love using Craftsy in our homeschool!) A pattern and step-by-step video for knitting thrummed mittens is part of this class. I chose some of my own, soft handspun yarn to knit them and some of our angora rabbit fibre to make the thrums.

We had fun making thrums together along with the easy to follow Craftsy video. First, we pulled out a tuft of fibre to make a thrum about the same thickness as the yarn.

Knitting thrummed mittens

Then we folded first one end into the middle, and then the other end, to form a bow.

knitting thrummed mittens

Then we rolled the middle of each one between our fingers to felt it and we had our first thrums.

knitting thrummed mittens

Here is what my first mitten looks like so far – I just have to finish forming the thumb.

knitting thrummed mittens

Angora rabbit fibre is so soft and warm. I am having so much fun knitting thrummed mittens! I am determined to get these done quickly so I can enjoy how delicious they are going to feel to wear them! Hopefully I can show you the finished mittens next week!

Have you ever tried knitting thrummed mittens? What are you knitting, spinning, or weaving this week? Please let me know in the comments below.

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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.