Thrums might sound like something that’s hard to make, but they’re not. You do need to be a secure knitter who has the dexterity down for knitting in general. If you’ve knit a hat in the round, you can absolutely handle any project that uses thrums.
There are different ways to make thrums. Go look it up! This is the way I like to do it. In my opinion, this technique makes thrums that won’t easily come undone or lose fibers, and — when done right — is not too bulky.
Picture Tutorial on How to Make Thrums
Picture Tutorial on How to Insert Thrums
So sally forth and make some mittens! Check out my Warm Paws pattern on Ravelry. Thrummed mittens make an impressive gift without being impressively difficult to make.
Or maybe you’re an overachiever like me and want to take to the next level. Thrums are also great inside hats and slippers! If those ideas make your heart go pitter patter, be the boss and figure it out.
Get thee gone and knit!