An introduction to thrummed knitting

Outside view of thrummed mitten, dark colour with white motifs.
Photo: David Griffel

Learn about thrummed knitting that produces a warm felted lining to an item.

Skill level: Beginner.

Your tutor for this workshop is Clare Griffel.


In this workshop you will take a look at the tradition of thrummed knitting, which incorporates small pieces of unspun wool into the knitted fabric, so as to produce a warm felted lining to an item. You will be able to practice creating thrums from wool tops, and will make a start on knitting a pair of thrummed wrist-warmers.

Skills required

Cast on, knit and purl.


Cast on 36 stitches and work a couple of inches in k1 p1 rib before the workshop.

Please bring:

  • a skein of aran yarn,
  • a pair of 4.5 mm straight needles.
  • fleece for the thrums.

About the speaker

Photograph of Clare Griffel
Photo: David Griffel

Clare has been knitting since the age of 7 – a very long time! She particularly enjoys interesting methods of construction and innovative textures. She is also a wet felter, so thrummed knitting provides the ideal fusion of yarn and fleece

Workshop notes

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