Category Archives: mitts

RESTOCKED Fleece Artist Woollen Thrum Mitten Kits

Fleece Artist Woolen Thrum Mitten Kits

Thrumming is a very old technique that is seriously fun and functional. Small tufts of super soft merino roving (wool that hasn’t been spun into yarn yet) are knit into the garment creating a fuzzy warm layer on the inside and irresistible dots of colour the outside. As you wear them, the thrummed roving felts down, keeping your hands warm and cozy (take note dog owners, these are ideal winter dog walking mitts). The mittens will be the colour of the yarn and the thrums (roving) will peek through. Each kit is lovingly hand dyed in Nova Scotia Canada, no two will be exactly alike. (Kit does not include needles:  5.5mm/US4 double-pointed needles.)

Wonder Woolen Yarn

Wonder Woolen is a new-ish yarn from Fleece Artist. It is 100% regionally sourced wool (25 Micron, Woolen Spun). It is heartier and sturdier than the yarns they have used in the past for their thrum kits, and will wear harder, last longer, and keep you warmer. They are so happy with this new yarn at Fleece Artist that they have discontinued all of their other thrum kits. Wonder Woolen is also thicker than the previous yarns used, and knits up faster on larger 5.5mm/US9 needles. If you like the Saltwater Knits series of books by Legrow & Scott you’ll love this yarn!

last year’s pattern was a little weirdly, but it’s been fixed!

New & Improved Kits for 2020!

This year’s kits come with some positive updates ….

  1. Last year there was an error in the pattern which we didn’t catch until we knitted up a pair and made our store-sample (that’s why our sample above looks a bit weirdly). This error has been corrected, so your mitts won’t look weirdly (although we still love ours).
  2. The pattern is now written for ALL adult sizes (small, medium and large).
  3. This year’s colours are a little different too – all the yarn colours are semi-solid and the thrumming is variegated (multicoloured). This creates a mitten with a depth of colour and little random pops of contrasting colour where the thrumming peaks out. No more unpredictable, pooling colours, your mitts will be the colour of the yarn. I also tried to design the kits with colours that are easy to wear and match, and there’s lots for both men and women.
  4. We’ve included some hacks below to make your thrumming experience as smooth as possible!

Skill Level

If you’ve already made a pair of mittens or gloves (with or without fingers) you are ready for thrumming! The concept is the same, just throw in little tufts of roving every once in a while.

Kit Includes

  • Pattern & instructions for adult size Small, Medium & Large
  • Yarn: Fleece Artist Wonder Woolen, 113g (100% wool)
  • Merino Roving: 60g (100% merino wool) 
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Thrum Hacks!

Here’s a quick little hack to get you started on your thrumming adventure ….

  1. Prepare your thrums BEFORE you start knitting. I estimate for ONE mitten you’ll need about 105(115, 150) thrums for size S(M,L), but you might want to budget a few extras as a buffer (if you find you’ve got extra you can throw them in near the top of the mitt, but it’s better than being short).
  2. Divide your thrums into two piles, one pile for each mitten.
  3. Lay out each pile of thrums on a bandana or tea towel – you can get a general overview of the colour distribution.
  4. Roll up your tea-towel/bandana to keep your thrums safe and tidy. This also makes your thrums PORTABLE.

FREEBIE Really Quick Mitts

Really Quick Mitts

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel the holiday pressure – only two weeks away! Don’t worry, it’s doable, you just need to shift your focus to projects that work up fast with thick yarns. We designed the Really Quick Mitts a few years ago for just this purpose, and they’re still going strong!

 

Materials

 

Shop Online Button Turquoise 250w

 

quick-mitts-combo

Photos: Jessica Rhea & ohdessa

 

Very Last Minute Knitted Gifts – FREE Patterns

Aujourd’hui
Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 

Pattern: from Knit-O-Matic via Ravelry
Needles: 15mm-24″ circular
Yarn: 1 skein Cascade Magnum ($24.97 solids, $32.47 paints)

Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)
Needles: 10mm circular needles, minimum 36″ long, (preferably 47″)
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 




Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 12mm straight or circular
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 15mm (straight or circular)
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm-24″ circular 
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 15mm 
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:



Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm-16″ circular + double pointed needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:



Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm 
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:



Quick + Easy Ribbed Hat
Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 9mm-16″ circular + double pointed
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:




Pattern: Free from Bad Amy Knits
Needles: 9mm-16″ circular + double pointed needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:  


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 9mm double pointed needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:  



Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)

Needles: 9mm double pointed
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 



Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)

Needles: 9mm double pointed
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 






Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)
Needles: 10mm-24″ circular needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 



New FREE Pattern: Simple Gauntlets

These gauntlets are fast, simple, and very satisfying. They make quick, easy gifts that stand out.

They use 1 skein of Noro Odori, a soft & comfortable yarn that changes colour all by itself (it feels like Noro Taiyo, but it’s thicker). The yarn’s texture and depth of colour works with the simple design to create extra interest and a unique, handmade aesthetic.

Read more about it on Ravelry
Download for FREE at knitomatic.com

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Instant Gratification Holiday Gifts – Free Quick Fingerless Mitts & Gloves!


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60 Quick Knits in Cascade 220

60 Quick Knits: 20 Hats*20 Scarves*20  Mittens in  Cascade 220 

60 Quick Knits in Cascade 220: 20 Hats, 20 Scarves, 20 Mittens  
This is a very nifty and useful little book to have in your library. All of the patterns are knit in the same yarn, which happens to be nice, affordable, and extremely easy to substitute. There are patterns for Women, Kids and Men at a variety of skill levels and styles. Also, it isn’t marketed as such, but this book is actually great as a resource for stash busting!

My favourites include: