I admit, I’m easily swayed by bright, happy colors, especially in a single skein of yarn. Unfortunately the promise of these yarns is often much greater in the skein than in a finished product, where the colors may pool or contrast unappealingly.
Because of this, I have many single skeins in my stash that are purely eye candy, with no patterns planned for them. When I saw Noro’s new Rainbow Roll though, an unspun wool pencil roving resembling a giant lollipop, I knew just what to do with it—thrumming!
Thrumming is accomplished by knitting a bit of unspun roving into your project every few stitches. Thrumming creates a cushy and extremely warm fabric, perfect for winter accessories like mittens, slippers, and hats.
My first project will be making a pair of mittens for my little one that will take advantage of the Rainbow Roll’s rich color shifts without being eye searing.
Here are a few other thrummed patterns from Ravelry that would be ideal for the Rainbow Roll. Click through to learn more.