Everyone who has tried these on, or even just stuck a hand inside, has let out an involuntary sigh. With a thick, soft cushion of insulating fibre on the sole and around the cuffs they’re the key to instantly warm toes. 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.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished measurements: To fit feet up to 6.25 (6.75, 7.5, 8.25) (8.75, 9.5, 10.25) (10.75, 11.5, 12.25)” in length; approx 2.5 (2.5, 2.5, 3) (3, 3.5, 3.5) (4, 4, 4.75)”
Yarn: 115 (125, 140,155) (170, 190, 210) (230, 250, 275)yds and between 1 and 4 oz fibre for thrums
Needles: Size 7 US / 4.5mm dpns or long circular
Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch