View Full Version : what is trumming?

11-15-2009, 10:34 PM
I'm in the middle of reading a very good book, "The Birth Huse" by Ami McKay. It mentions thrumming as a technique used in making socks. This has made me curious. Does anyone know what this is? (I love to knit socks, and anything to improve upon them would be great! ) Thanks!

11-15-2009, 10:36 PM
Sorry, the Title to that book should be "Th Birth House"

11-15-2009, 10:37 PM
Here is the REAL title, I think I can't spell tonight. It is The Birth House.

11-15-2009, 11:01 PM
I have seen thrummed mitts...and basically, it is knitting in pieces of roving intermittantly throughout your knitting http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/mittensthrummed.htm

They end up being really warm cause of all the extra fluff in them. However, I got to wear a pair to a girl guide camp once...and I personally found them warm, but after a day or so, I didn't like the way they felt inside, and the thrums on them were getting all fuzzed up from use....

Either way...Nice idea...wouldn't do it for myself...*smiles*

11-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Thanks! Now at least I know what it is. I've never liked the feel of fluff, or extra pieces of wool in a sock, so maybe it's not for me either.

11-16-2009, 08:37 AM
Thrummed mittens are wonderfully warm. Socks....... I don't know, don't think I'l like that. Maybe for boot socks.

Lisa R.
11-17-2009, 11:53 AM
Knitting Daily had a tutorial series on it awhile back. You can read about it here (http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/howto/archive/2009/02/13/how-insert-thrums-in-your-knitting.aspx).

If you're interested, explore around on the site...I don't know if all the articles are linked there or not. Sandi Wiseheart did a whole series.