FO Friday – Handspun Thrummed Mittens

Things around here have been fairly busy for the past month but I’m still managing to keep up with my knitting.  Actually, I’m being a really good girl and working on my WIPs, even though Autumn has brought with it a tide of wonderful new patterns to daydream about.  I’ve also been very good at using my stashed fiber and yarn to boot!

Today’s post is all about my very first experience knitting thrummed mittens from some yummy handspun.  I’ll be honest with you, I was a little nervous starting the thrums because I was afraid that I would end up making a gigantic mess but it was actually straightforward, and really quite easy, once I got a few practice thrums under my belt.

I filled up one of my little baskets with thrums and got to work on these sweet little mittens.  Judah picked out this lovely handspun from my stash for his mittens (and hopefully a matching hat in the near future).  The fiber is polwarth in the “Shades Of Turquoise” colorway by Greenwood Fiberworks and I must admit, I think that Judah has fantastic taste as this yarn is GORGEOUS!

The pattern that I used for these is Thrummed Mittens by Helene Driesen which is a truly lovely pattern.  It is very easy to read and follow and knits up super quick.  The only modification that I made was to add a little bit of ribbing at the wrist.

Judah loves his new mittens and has mentioned that Willow like to have a pair too.  So I’ll hopefully get another pair knit before the snow flies.

What projects have you been working on lately?  Finish anything new up?  I’d love to hear all about it!



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