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Thrummed mittens free pattern & knitting tutorial

Years ago in England, the woolen mills would discard slubs of wool, called "thrums," which knitters would gather and use in their mittens to add extra texture and warmth. This tradition was brought to Newfoundland by the settlers and after being almost forgotten for years, has been recently revived. (source:

There is no left and right mittens for this pattern: they are both worked identically. At first, you may feel a bit tight in the mitt, but the roving will eventually compress against the inside of the mitt and your mittens will become insulated and very warm!

In addition to the free knitting pattern, you will need the following material to knit your thrummed mittens:


SIZES:  2 ● 4 ● 6 ● 8 ● Adult

GAUGE : 20 sts = 10 cm in thrummed pattern (refer to the 9 rounds under the HAND section).

NOTES : A photo tutorial showing how to prepare your piece of roving and how to thrum a stitch is available at the end of the pattern. You can also find a video version of this tutorial here:

Customer Reviews

Based on 91 reviews
Chantal Cyr

Pas fait encore mais j ai hâte de les faire

Annie Dionne

Je suis entrain de faire les mitaines lardees, quel beau projet. Avec la laine recommandée et la plus grande taille elles vont m aller à merveille. Pour une grandeur homme je vous contacterai.

Super chaudes!

Mitaines super chaudes je les recommande

Martin Courchesne
produit de qualités

Laine agréable à tricoter . Patron facile à exécuter.


Ginette Hamon
Faut bien faire ses lardons.

Je vais devoir recommencer mon tricot, je m’aperçois que j’ai pris beaucoup trop de laine cardée pour une seule mitaine.
Ce n’est qu’à la moitié de la mitaine que j’ai commencé à faire de beaux lardons.
Mais cela vaut la peine de recommencer, elles vont être tellement chaudes.
Merci pour ce beau projet.