“This is the oatmeal of mittens.” – Yarn Harlot
Pattern: Yarn Harlot
Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Antarctic Wool Superwash, 2 balls plus a bit of a 3rd for thumbs
Fiber: Superfine Merino from The Yarn Tree, approx 1 oz.
Needles: Brittany 3.25 mm & Takumi bamboo 4.25mm
Notes: knit the thumbs following the pattern for thrummed mittens in the Winter issue of Interweave Knits
I’ve been wanting to knit a pair of these mittens ever since seeing Veronique‘s thrums. The project also fit a few requirements I had in mind when the desire to start something new hit Saturday morning. Small, practical, warm, uses yarn (and roving!) from stash, knit in stockinette stitch. Okay, it could have been anything…thrummed hat, thrummed socks… 🙂 I imagine I’ll get lots of use out of these and they were a blast to knit. I can’t help but laugh when I look at them –neat little stitches on the outside and crazy wooly roving on the inside!
11/21/2006 at 9:49 pm
I’m glad I inspired you to make these mittens! Now, I hope you’ve inspired me to make the second one… I have second mitten syndrome 😦
11/21/2006 at 10:52 pm
Wow – those look incredibly warm and plush! I would have a hard time getting at my MetroCard in my wallet in those, though! Very cute!
11/22/2006 at 9:08 am
Mmmmm – how incredibly toasty!! I have to make myself a pair!
11/22/2006 at 9:44 pm
oh boy! those are some warm mittens for sure!
11/25/2006 at 1:33 pm
Lovely thrums! Aren’t they so warm and fuzzy? Now I’m just waiting for a really cold day to wear mine–no that I’m complaining about the nice weather! But yours are so pretty. 🙂
11/27/2006 at 9:46 am
Oooh. Something squooshy this way comes. You’re going to push me over the edge on this pattern…
11/27/2006 at 10:31 pm
I love the inside out picture! 😀 Those look incredibly warm, I’d almost wish for cold weather just so I could wear them!
12/13/2006 at 11:05 pm
thrum thrum thrum. fun to say, and to make!
i *would* like to see a thrummed hat. wouldn’t it be kind of… bubble-helmet-like?