Thrumming Along with Amy Snell


$75.00 per person



About this experience

Thrumming Along

Learn to make the warmest knitted accessories you've ever met through the use of thrums — pieces of unspun roving — that are knit into your project, creating an extra warm, fluffy layer of insulation.

The technique comes to us from Newfoundland and Labrador where the winters are cold and knitters understand the need for warmth. In this class, you'll learn to thrum as we make a pair of mittens that will get your hands through the coldest days. You'll also learn how to incorporate thrums easily into other projects such as hats, cowls, and socks.

Intermediate: Students must know how to knit, purl, decrease, and work a small-circumference project in the round on dpns, magic loop, or two short circular needles.
Materials: 110 yards/100 m smooth Aran-weight yarn in a solid or semisolid color, 2 oz/ 50 g unspun or pencil roving in a contrasting color (multicolor roving is fine as long as it contrasts), dpns, one long circular (for magic loop) or two short circular needles in US sizes 6/4.0 mm (or size to obtain gauge of 18 sts to 4 in/10 cm) and 4/3.5 mm (or two sizes smaller than those used to obtain gauge), 24 inches/60 cm of smooth scrap yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors.
Homework: Before class begins, using smaller needles cast on 40 sts loosely with the Aran-weight yarn. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 15 rounds. Leave sts on the needles and do not break yarn. 
Class Date and Time: August 4th from 1:00-4:00 pm
Price: $75