Biscotte Yarns

Thrummed mittens free pattern & knitting tutorial

Years ago in England, the woolen mills would discard slubs of wool, called "thrums," which knitters would gather and use in their mittens to add extra texture and warmth. This tradition was brought to Newfoundland by the settlers and after being almost forgotten for years, has been recently revived. (source: darktickle.com)

There is no left and right mittens for this pattern: they are both worked identically. At first, you may feel a bit tight in the mitt, but the roving will eventually compress against the inside of the mitt and your mittens will become insulated and very warm!

In addition to the free knitting pattern, you will need the following material to knit your thrummed mittens:

MATERIALS

SIZES:  2 ● 4 ● 6 ● 8 ● Adult

GAUGE : 20 sts = 10 cm in thrummed pattern (refer to the 9 rounds under the HAND section).

NOTES : A photo tutorial showing how to prepare your piece of roving and how to thrum a stitch is available at the end of the pattern. You can also find a video version of this tutorial here:

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
78%
(7)
22%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
Marsha Nathan

Excellent pattern my mits came out great
Finished just in time for hubby to clear snow off car He said his hands stayed nice and warm

M
Margeret Grimley
Super pattern

Have enjoyed wearing them in the cold weather

T
Triste Longcore
Make these now!

Very easy to follow instructions, and they looked and felt wonderful.

B
Brenda H
Thrummed mittens

Easy to follow pattern, so warm!

E
E
Starting point...

Don't have time to do the pattern now (that's why 4 stars for now) but the video was helpful, so I'm winging it on a simple pattern I've used before just to practice the thrumming - pretty cute & surprisingly warm - will add suede palms for safety when gripping things like steering wheels, door handles, etc.. Thank you for the patterns