Now that it is September, I’ve been thinking more and more about cozy hand knits for Judah and Willow. They have both out grown their mittens from last year so I’ve been looking for the perfect mitten pattern and handspun yarn combo for their new pairs.
I came across Thrummed Mittens by Helene Driesen on Ravelry earlier this week and knew immediately that this was exactly the pattern I had been looking for. The pattern calls for aran weight yarn and approximately 1.5 oz of fiber for the thrums … both of which I had in my stash.
This yarn is a 2 ply handspun that is spun up from 4oz of polwarth in “Shades Of Turquoise” by Greenwood Fiberworks and the thrums are a lovely natural BFL from Spunky Eclectic. Judah LOVES the first mitten and can’t wait to use them to throw some snowballs this winter. lol
I was a little bit nervous starting the thrums as it is something that I have never done (or watched anyone do) before so I did a little searching around and found this really great tutorial by Adrian Bizilia of Hello Yarn. She made it seem so easy! And truth be told, once I actually buckled down and started shaping them, it really wasn’t half as scary and I was anticipating.
I am now well into making the second mitten and Willow has already placed her order for a rainbow colored pair. The only mod that I made to the pattern was to knit 2″ of 2×2 ribbing for the ribbing cuff as I wanted the mittens nice and long so they tuck up into Judah’s coat sleeves.