Thrummed Mittens, started August 27, 2007, finished October 8, 2007
Pattern: Thrummed Mittens Interweave Knits Winter 2006 by Jennifer L. Appleby
Yarn: 1 skein – Naturally Naturelle 10ply (100g/186yds – 157 – aran/worsted) and alpaca/correidale rovings
Needles: #4/3.5mm and #6/4.0mm DPNs
Modifcations: Needle sizes changes, thrums knit tbl as advised by the Yarn Harlot
Cost of Project: $5 yarn + $6 rovings = $11
Would I knit it again? Maybe, but with pure wool because the alpaca was fuzzy. I also miss having a thumb gusset.
Pattern Notes and Comments: I became sick not too long after starting this project which is why the first mitten took me a month to make while the second one took only about a week. The second mitten is a little longer and a little less than dense than the first one because my thrums for the first one were thicker. I made the Child’s size which makes them quite snug because I also went down needle sizes. The yarn was on clearance, and it’s 100% pure NZ wool. It’s nice, and I think there’s a tiny bit more lanolin in it than other pure wools I’ve used. The rovings I bought were fuzzy. I hope they felt when I start wearing them in the winter.
I love the thrummed mitten, and when people post photos of the insides. I’ve wanted to make a pair forever, but never got around to it.
This post made me so happy, because I was hoping that if I learned to knit socks and mittens, and used kid sizes, I could end up with socks and gloves that fit my fetus-sized hands and feet. I don’t quite get these mittens, though. You leave all those piles of fuzzy stuff inside? That seems warm, but like it might get tangled in fingernails and rings. And it mats? Felts? Eventually? These are adorable, though, with those heart shapes.