Monday, December 17, 2007

thrummed mittens

The thrummed mittens are done and (I think) a success. Of course, I won't really know if they fit my dad until Christmas morning, but I have a better feeling about these than I did about the sweater last year...and the hat the year before...and the other hat the year before that...yeesh...

I used one skein of Patons Classic Merino Wool on size 3 and 6 needles, alpaca top that I purchased at the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival over a year ago, and a combination of several free patterns: the Yarn Harlot's recipe, the Yarn Forward pattern, and Hello Yarn's instructions for knitting the thrums and her staggered placement thrum chart.

I've been wanting to try thrummed mittens for along time, and I'm glad I finally did. These things are so soft and squishy and warm that I would absolutely knit them again! You don't have a lot of dexterity while wearing them, but that's hardly the point.

22 Comments:

Blogger melissa said...

such a great gift, your dad is lucky!
i've been dying to make some of these, they'd be perfect for this cold new england weather.

5:59 PM  
Blogger delovely said...

Wow! Inside out, it looks like a sheep. They are very lovely! I'm sure they'll fit perfectly :)

6:08 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

they are so cute! they will definitely be warm and cozy!

6:43 PM  
OpenID Maureen said...

They look so warm and cozy - they'll make a wonderful gift, especially with all the crazy winter weather we've been getting!

6:43 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh, that is exactly what i need! i LOVE those!

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Freshwaterpurls said...

So cute! I've been wanting to make some thrummed mittens - yours turned out great!

10:35 PM  
Blogger tiennieknits said...

These look so comfy! You make me want to thrum!

11:48 PM  
Blogger goodkarma said...

Those mitts are so poofy and warm looking! Your dad is going to love them. I love the inside out picture.

1:34 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

those look beyond cozy. I want a thrummed sweater it's so freaking cold here! :)

8:38 AM  
Anonymous linda said...

How do you think socks would work? :) They look great! I may need to start another pair...

8:55 AM  
Blogger lekkercraft said...

These are great - they look so warm and soft on the inside. Then again, I kinda think it would be cool to wear them inside out too!

11:12 AM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

So cute and warm and fuzzy, perfect for this chilly weather :)

1:36 PM  
Blogger cosymakes said...

they look great - here's hoping they fit him! i'm in a similar boat with my dad's mitts...

it's so difficult to knit for others!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Ceylan said...

ooooh, those look so cozy!

9:09 PM  
Blogger erin michelle said...

oh my god, you rock. those are hardcore. he'll love.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

They look so crazy inside-out. I'm sure they'll keep your dad's hands nice and toasty.

Beautiful jewelry also in your etsy shop (drooling).... :)

2:52 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

those look super fuzzy and warm :)

3:01 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

they seem so squishy and fuzzy and fun!

11:10 PM  
Blogger knitlit kate said...

i would totally wear those inside out!
thrumming...who knew such a word even existed.
(wish i had seen this post before 2nite so i could've grilled you on this technique at chix.)

9:44 PM  
Blogger Susanne said...

Your thrummed mittens are gorgeous, Jenna. I never saw anything like that before though the pattern seems to be very old.
Really wonderfully done.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Susanne

1:38 PM  
Blogger binet said...

kate would wear them inside-out!

they look great, and squishy.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Mozilla said...

Good luck with the fit test! I am sure they will be wonderful!

10:16 AM  

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