Thrummed Mittens

CA$44.99

Thrummed mitts from Winterhouses

100% wool

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Thrummed mitts from Winterhouses

100% wool

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.

Tufts of raw sheepswool have been knit into this item, making a stitch on the outside and a fleece lining on the inside. This hand-knitting, of pure homespun wool, has been done in the homes of knitters in the Bay St. George area of Newfoundland.

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