Monday, February 28, 2011

Elizabeth's mittens

My sister-in-law, Elizabeth, has been visiting this weekend. Actually, she's been in town for a conference but we've enjoyed her company in the evenings. She brought her knitting along, including these lovely Thrummed Mitts in Cascade 220. She first saw them on the Yarn Harlot's blog and finds that her own mitts just aren't cutting it this winter in Ottawa. Hence, the need for thrummed mittens.

I've seen thrummed mittens on Ravelry, in other blogs and even at shows. But this is the first time I've had the opportunity to see their construction and try them on. Very nice, very warm, very comfy. Uh oh, was that the sound of my queue getting longer?


Dee said...

Very pretty. So, do thrummed mittens have stuffing inside them to keep them extra-warm?

Angela said...

I have made 2 pair - one for me and one for my sister. Although we live in central Virginia and have mild winters compared with you, they are unbelievable when it gets really cold here. I made my sister's with alpaca and they are so soft! Easy to make if you make the Rheims ahead and just pop them in!

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

they look stunning! another technique to try, sigh