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chicagoknitter 12-21-2005 06:19 PM

Help with fingerless mitts?? Anyone??
I am a BRAND new knitter. I have perfected my knit and purl and I have practiced in the round and I think I have it down. I pulled up the free patterns on this site and I would like to try the fingerless mitts - with just a hole for the thumb (not an actual thumb piece since I think this is easiest). Can anyone help me figure out exactly how to do this? Otherwise I think the pattern looks really simple....just that darn thumb issue! :??

I have been reading the posts in here for quite a while. This site actually taught me how to knit! So I hope that you guys keep up your generosity. You really are helping new knitters like me out there. Thank you.

Ingrid 12-21-2005 10:06 PM

I haven't done the mittens, yet anyway, but your best bet may be to follow the pattern as written rather than try to alter it. I think that's harder. Maybe someone has done this, and they'll chime in here soon.

CateKnits 12-21-2005 10:12 PM

If you're not set on doing it in the round, these are quick and fun and just have a hole for the thumb:

chicagoknitter 12-22-2005 12:43 PM

Thank you guys for your help. I actually found out that I will have to switch from circular knitting to straight knitting leaving a hole for the thumb and then switch back to circular knitting. Your little cheaters look much easier than that. I will certainly give those a try if these ones do not work out. Thank you so much for your advice guys.

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