Polar Vortex (Thrummed) Mittens (Finished)

  • Event ImageSkill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Dates: Saturdays, 17/Jan & 31/Jan, 2:00pm-4:00pm (2 sessions, 4 hours total)
  • Instructor: Sherri Bondy
  • Cost: $45 + HST + materials

Did you freeze your fingers off last year? Learn how to knit the warmest mittens known to knitters – thrummed mittens!  Tufts of unspun fibre are knitted into the insides of your mittens and guaranteed to keep your hands warm should the Polar Vortex happen again. This technique can be used for ear warmers and socks or any other pattern to keep your other parts warm. A custom designed pattern will be available to class members.

Techniques covered

You will learn about:

  • fibre preparation
  • thrum technique
  • increase stitches
  • decrease stitches
  • mitten knitting techniques
Skill prerequisites

This is not a “learn to knit” class, but it is suitable for beginners with some experience.

Students must be comfortable knitting in the round, with knit and purl stitches.


Please bring the following with you to class:

  • 3.5mm and 4.0mm needles – either dpn or 32” circular
  • 100g worsted weight yarn
  • 50g wool roving
  • 3 ft waste yarn or stitch holder
  • darning needle
  • scissors
  • stitch markers (optional) can be helpful
  • pen or pencil

There is no homework required to prepare for the first class. A moderate amount of homework will be assigned at the first class to prepare you for the second session.

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