Introduction: Hand-Knit Thrummed Mittens

How to knit Thrummed Mittens for the fall/winter months

Remember to make 2 :)

Step 1: Materials

  • 4 Size 8 double-pointed needles
  • about 50-100 grams of worsted weight yarn
  • Wool roving (for the thrums)
  • darning needle
  • locking stitch markers (or safety pins)
  • about 4-8 hours of work

Step 2: Part 1 - Cast On, Cuff, and Beginning the Thumb Gusset

A video for all of these steps can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3qUnFuJGd8

Cast on 36 stitches to one needle

Slip twelve stitches onto a second needle

Slip another twelve stitches onto a third needle

There should be twelve stitches on each needle being careful not to twist make a knit 2 purl 2 ribbing all the way around the cuff for 2 inches

This should be about 13 rows of knit 2 purl 2 ribbing

After you have completed your 2 inches of knit 2 purl 2 ribbing (3:47 in the video)

Knit 4 rows of stockinette stitch (plain ole knitting on double points)

On the fifth row of knitting you need to insert a row of thrums, refer to video to know how to make and insert thrums

**Knit 5 stitches, and in the sixth stitch insert a thrum** repeat from ** to ** until all of the stitches on the 5 row are knit

After you have finished your first row of thrums you need to start increasing for your thumb gusset

To do so knit 1 stitch and then in the second stitch knit once through the front loop, don't slip the stitch off, and then knit through the back loop of the stitch, slip the stitch off

Place a stitch marker to mark where your thumb gusset goes

Knit the rest of the round, making sure to tighten the thrums as you knit them (Row 6)

Knit another round (Row 7)

For the next round you have more increases

Knit once through the front loop, don't slip the stitch off, and then knit through the back loop of the stitch, slip the stitch off

Knit 1 stitch

Knit once through the front loop, don't slip the stitch off, and then knit through the back loop of the stitch, slip the stitch off

Place stitch marker from left needle to the right needle

Knit the rest of the row (Row 8)

Knit another round (Row 9)

For the next round you have more increases
Knit once through the front loop, don't slip the stitch off, and then knit through the back loop of the stitch, slip the stitch off

Knit 3 stitches

Knit once through the front loop, don't slip the stitch off, and then knit through the back loop of the stitch, slip the stitch off

Place stitch marker from left needle to the right needle

**NOTE** at the end of this video you only have 7 stitches on the thumb gusset, you need to knit another round, and then do another increase round

Increase in in the first stitch of the round (K1 T&B) and the last stitch next to the stitch marker (K1 T&B) (9 stitches for the thumb gusset) The second video picks up after this point

Step 3: Part 2 - Increases for Thumb Gusset, Working the Body of the Mitten

A video for all of these steps can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX1ISYGmWTA

After you have 9 stitches in your thumb gusset you need to insert another row of thrums into the 1st and 7th stitches of the round

Knit 2 full rounds of stockinette stitch

Knit once through the front loop, don't slip the stitch off, and then knit through the back loop of the stitch, slip the stitch off

Knit 7 stitches

Knit once through the front loop, don't slip the stitch off, and then knit through the back loop of the stitch, slip the stitch off

Place stitch marker from left needle to the right needle

Knit the rest of the round

Knit 3 rounds of stockinette stitch

Knit once through the front loop, don't slip the stitch off, and then knit through the back loop of the stitch, slip the stitch off

Knit 9 stitches

Knit once through the front loop, don't slip the stitch off, and then knit through the back loop of the stitch, slip the stitch off

There should now be 13 stitches for your thumb gusset

Place these 13 stitches onto stitch holders (or safety pins)

knit the rest of the row as you normally would

When you come to the big gap in the mitten where the thumb gusset occurs, take the working yarn and insert the needle as if to knit

Instead of knitting the stitch by wrapping the yarn counter clockwise you need to wrap the yarn clockwise so that the bond is VERY tight

Additionally on this row we have thrums to insert into the 6th and last stitch on every needle

Continue knitting in the thrumming pattern until your mitten surpasses your little finger

You will then need to work the deceases for the top of the mitten

(end of video 2)

Step 4: Part 3 - Decreases for the Top of the Mitten

A video for all of these steps can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CeoVidgJdg

Knit 3 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 3 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 1)

Knit 4 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 4 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 2)

Knit 4 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 4 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 3)

number of stitches are as follows 8,10,10

End of decreases (round 1)

Knit 1 round (round 2)

Knit the first needle (8 stitches)

Needle 2

Knit 3 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 3 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 2)

Needle 3

Knit 3 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 3 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 3)

End of decreases (round 3)

Knit 1 round (round 4)

Knit 2 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 2 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 1)

Knit 2 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 2 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 2)

Knit 2 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 2 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 3)

end of decreases (round 5)

Knit 1 round (round 6)

Knit 1 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 1 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 1)

Knit 1 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 1 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 2)

Knit 1 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 1 stitches

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 3)

End of decrease (round 7)

Knit 1 round (round 8)

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 1)

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 2)

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 3)

All of the decreases are now done

Cut yarn leaving a long tail

Take a darning needle and thread it with the yarn tail

Pull the darning through all of the stitches

The main part of your mitten is done

Step 5: Part 4 - Pick Up and Knit the Thumb

A video for all of these steps can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B455UwaTB0o

Slip the stitches from the stitch holders onto your needles evenly

You also need to pick up a minimum of 1 stitch on the body of the glove (my stitches were as follows on my needles 5,4,5)

knit the thumb until it measures to the middle of you thumb nail

Start the decreases for the thumb

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 3 stitches

(end of needle 1)

Knit 1 stitch

Knit 2 stitches together

knit 1 stitch

With the same needle knit 1 stitch from needle 3

(end of needle 2)

Knit all of the stitches on needle 3

Knit 1 round (round 2)

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 1)

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 2)

Knit 2 stitches together

Knit 2 stitches together

(end of needle 3)

All of the decreases are now done

Cut yarn leaving a long tail

Take a darning needle and thread it with the yarn tail

Pull the darning through all of the stitches

Your thumb is now done

Step 6: Part 5-Weave in All of the Ends

A video for all of these steps can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7QPEOlW6ms

There are 4 ends to weave in

The cuff

The start of the thumb

The top of the thumb

And the top of the mitten

If you have a difficult time weaving in ends refer to the video for help

After you have woven in all of the ends you need to softly tie down the thrums so that they won't fall out of the mitten and ruin all of your hard work

If you tie them down to hard they will disappear and you won't be able to see the cute little hearts on the outside of the mittens

YOUR MITTENS ARE NOW DONE!! YAAAAYY!!

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