Thrumming 101: Super Cozy Mittens
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Those cold winters call for more than just any kind of mittens. Thrumming is a technique that incorporates pieces of fiber/roving into your knitting creating a soft, insulating layer between you and that winter chill. These quick, cozy mittens will keep your hands nice and toasty until you can make it to your next cup of tea or hot chocolate. In this class, you'll learn a bit about fibre, a bit about the technique and cast the mittens on to try it out yourself! You'll have a new skill under your belt and your new favorite winter mittens on your needles! Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, working in the round, have knit a few accessories
With aran weight yarn and 4.5mm (US 7) small diameter needles, loosely cast on 32 sts using the long-tail cast on method. Place beginning of round marker and join in the round careful not to twist the sts. Round 1: *K1, p1*, repeat between *—* until end. Repeat Round 1 until the mitten cuff reaches about 2 in / 5 cm or desired length. Change to 5.0 mm (US 8) small diameter needles and knit 1 round. Next Round: *K8, M1L*, repeat between *—* until end (36 sts). Knit 2 rounds. Keep these sts on the needles and bring to class. Abbreviations: k - knit, p - purl, M1L - make 1 left, sts - stitches
Supplies for Class:
In addition to your homework, please bring 5mm (US 8) small diameter needles (DPN’s or a long circular needle if you prefer magic loop), 40 grams of roving in a fun, contrasting color to go with your yarn, some waste yarn, and a tapestry needle.