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nmblac
03-03-2010, 04:22 AM
I apologize if this is an FAQ, but I am new to knitting and knitting continental style thanks to this site! I love knitting and I'm doing it so much that my index finger (where I keep tension in the working yarn) is sore! Is there some sort of thimble equivalent for kitting?

Thank you!

ArtLady1981
03-03-2010, 08:28 AM
Try these! (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat2861&PRODID=prd12977)

http://www.joann.com/images/03/56/3/xprd35636_m.jpg

"This thimble is very easy to wear! 3/8" diameter suede dots are self-adhesive and impermeable. It's tough, does not slip and is completely reusable. It also it a great help for pulling needles! Not to mention, it does not require short fingernails!"

AngelaR
03-03-2010, 10:28 AM
I recently ordered some of those as my thumbs are seriously cracking and peeling thanks to gardening and knitting and there not being enough hand moisturizer in the world.

Or a spot bandaid helps get you past that tender period. It helped me when my thumb was really raw and I could barely stand air on it.

knittingincarolina
03-05-2010, 02:24 PM
I have a callous on my left index finger from where the yarn rests, now it's just my right index finger that's sore from a bad habit of pushing on the left needle :???: