Larry the Sloth

Meet Larry, the three toed sloth. Just finished knitting him. It’s a James C Brett pattern using their fur yarn – all supplies bought from Deramores. Have to say, the pattern was littered with errors and I won’t be in a rush to buy a JC Brett pattern again, but I worked it out in the end.

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Thrummed Mittens

So I’ve just finished my thrummed mittens and am so pleased with them!

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It’s a pattern from Toft (where else?) and is designed by Alice Rogers. I went to a fab workshop a couple of weekends ago on the spur of the moment. This project was a real exercise in new techniques. First, I had to learn how to knit with double pointed needles.

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And then I had to learn to actually thrum. This means knitting pieces of fleece in so that the inside of the mittens is super fluffy. Making all of the thrums the same size was hard enough!
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And then there was the “afterthought thumb” which required a little help from YouTube!

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Love them!

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