The secret is thrumming, a traditional technique used to create super warm mittens in chilly Newfoundland and Labrador. Every few stitches a wee bit of unspun fibre is worked into a stitch creating a fun pattern on the outside. The loose ends create a thick, fluffy layer on the inside just like a sheepskin. We like using bright thrums against a neutral background but there are endless options to use up stash and play with colours. With ten sizes covering little kids to big guys you’ll be able to keep everyone’s toes cozy.
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17 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch.
Ten sizes covering little kids to big guys you’ll be able to keep everyone’s toes cozy.
To fit feet up to 6¼[6¾, 7½, 8¼] (8¾, 9½, 10¼) [10¾, 11½, 12¼]" / 15[17, 19, 20.5] (22, 24, 25.5) [27, 29, 30.5]cm in length and approx 2½[2½, 2½, 3] (3, 3½, 3½,) (4, 4, 4¾)" / 6.5[6.5, 6.5, 7.5] (7.5, 9, 9) [10.5, 10.5, 11.5]cm in width
Chunky is a broad category – look for yarns with a suggested gauge of 13-14 sts to 4" /10cm
Shown in New Lanark Chunky (100% wool, 132 yds / 121m, 3.53oz / 100g) in Limestone
Between 1 and 4oz / 30 and 115g fibre for thrums. The exact amount required will depend on the fibre used and the amount in each thrum so it’s difficult to give a more precise quantity.
Size 7 US / 4.5mm dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.
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