Fleece Artist Thrum Mittens

Here are the mittens I made for my Ravelry swap buddy:

And the inside....

I LOVE Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Aran yarn! It is such a soft wool and very nice to knit with. This was a quick and fun pattern, but the kid sliver thrumming made a mess. One complaint I have heard about this kit is that there is not enough roving for all of the thrumming. Here is my experience: I have made thrum mittens before, so I knew to make my roving pieces thin to keep the mittens from becoming too bulky. I made the largest size mitten and did not run out of roving. I cut the roving in 4 inch lengths and split each section into 32 pieces. As you can see with the inside picture above, the mittens had plenty of fluff! I definitely will be making more of these.

So here are the details:
Pattern: "Thrum Mittens" by Fleece Artist
Yarn (by Fleece Artist): Blue Face Leicester Aran (100% wool) and roving for thrumming
Colorway: Peacock
Gauge: 5.5 st/inch unblocked
Needles: US#5/3.75mm

Comments: I liked the nice long cuffs and loved the yarn!

1 comment:

AfternoonMoon said...

found your blog post on Ravelry. Thanks for leaving some comments on how to separate the roving. I will have lots left over and they are immensely fuzzy on the inside.

Mine are "marina" but I love yours as well.

aka AfternoonMoon on rav