I knit a pair of slippers for my sister’s Christmas present. Cute, right?
But wait until you turn them inside out…
They’re thrummed! The little white stitches you can see on the outside are actually twists of wool roving. That makes the slippers extra snuggly and warm.
I used this pattern to make these slippers. They’re knit flat, so it’s a good one to practise thrumming on! I made a few adjustments as I went, winging the stitch count as I was using sock yarn held triple instead of the recommended yarn. It’s not a colour I like at all, so this was a bit of a destash project, but it’s fine for slippers and should be wear fairly well.
Now I want to thrum evvvvverything! Here’s some of the thrumming patterns I’ve been drooling over, in both knit and crochet…
How CUTE are these baby mitts? I bet they’d be easy to size up too, with a thicker yarn. Don’t forget to add a thumb for adult mittens! Or…
How snug do these look? Plus I love the little dots of colour from the thrums.
Yes you CAN crochet thrums! This pattern looks super cozy.
Once you’ve worn thrummed slippers, you’ll never go back! This pair of crocheted slippers is packed with thrums to keep your feetsies warm toastie.
This thrummed earflap hat is perfect for those really cold climates.
If you need a hat with all-over thrums, check out this beanie pattern. Unlike some other thrummed hat patterns I’ve seen, it’s not too bulky.
Are mittens or gloves not cosy enough for you? You need to invest in a muff! This tube of knitted fabric is stuffed with cozy thrums. That’ll keep anyone’s fingers warm!
This vest uses thrums differently: they’re decorative as well as warm! If I were knitting this professional-looking vest, I’d be tempted to increate the button band to prevent any breezes sneaking through.
Why should you have all the thrum? Whip up this thrummed tea cozy, and your tea will stay piping hot for longer than you’ll believe!
Creative Crochet Projects is a fast, fun book of delightful patterns which are accessible to beginning crocheters (and a treat for more advanced hookers).
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