This is my first thrummed project.There is nothing like a 60 degree winter day to make you want to knit a pair of thrummed mittens.I've wanted to try a thrummed project for awhile and I purchased this kit by Fleece Artist quite awhile ago. I bought the kit before I started spinning. I also have a thrum sock kit sitting around too. The kit consisted of a skein of yarn and a piece of roving. A mitten pattern came on the band that wrapped the yarn and fiber together.
Now that I spin, I have more than enough fiber sitting around and I don't think that a kit for thrumming would be necessary. The mittens have about 2 ounces of roving knit into them. They seem like they would be very warm.They aren't too heavy, but they are thick. Movement of your hands is difficult and I don't think I could pick anything up with them on my hands. They feel like I imagine boxing gloves would feel.
The biggest thing missing from the kit were instructions on turning the piece of roving into thrums. if you are interested in thrumming and haven't tried it before, Hello Yarn has some very clear instructions for creating and knitting with thrums.
I started knitting these while my in-laws were visiting for Christmas and my mother in-law was really taken with these. So, I'll be packaging them up and sending them off to her in the next few days. it really isn't cold enough for me to get much use out of them.
Pattern: Thrum Mittens by Fleece Artist
Yarn: Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Aran
roving - provided in kit (60 grams)
Needles: addi TURBO Needles - US# 4 (3.5 mm)
Notes: I added about 4-5 additional rows of ribbing before starting the thrumming. I cast on for the large size but knit them to the length specified for the medium size.