Thrummed Mittens
December 15, 2020
December 25, 2020

Thrummed Mittens

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Thrummed Mittens by Tanis Lavallee
Needles & yarn
Estelle Yarns Alpaca Merino Worsted
61 yards in stash
0.72 skeins = 137.8 yards (126.0 meters), 72 grams
Wool-Tyme in Ottawa, Ontario
October 6, 2020


Made this for myself last year and loved them, then made three pairs for friends. Lost one mitten a week or two ago, so I’m making another set for myself. I’ve learned a thing or two since my first pair, the first pair of mittens I ever knit.


Going with this plan from previous versions: “Went with the plan after the last pair and did six sections of thrums, added the thumb, did seven more sections of thrums before starting the decrease - this is a good size for an average to small hand.”

The grey alpaca-wool blend yarn is lovely, and I’m trying to keep the thrums in order they were on the roving so the rainbow colours blend nicely. We’ll see if it makes a difference.


Something went awry in the last thumb and when I pulled it on I felt a bunch of stitches give way and unravel. I managed to patch it back up (a bit too short) but the thumb is a bit of a mess now. Lesson: even though you’ve done nine successful afterthought thumbs, don’t get cocky on the 10th.


Notes for next time: six rows of thrums to the afterthought thumb, seven rows of thrums after that to the decrease. Cast off with 20 stitches remaining. Four rows of thrums on the thumb, including one in the decrease section. And don’t drop a stitch in the thumbs this time.

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by Estelle Yarns
60% Alpaca, 40% Merino
191 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: December 15, 2020
  • Project created: December 15, 2020
  • Updated: December 27, 2020