View Single Post
Old 03-01-2010, 01:15 PM   #4
AngelaR
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 870
Thanks: 25
Thanked 154 Times in 150 Posts
It's probably like when you knit mittens and you need to leave a hole for the thumb to be worked on after the hand is done. I have a picture here that shows how I just pulled a longish piece of yarn and knit it in place and left the ends out so I could pull it later to reveal the stitches I needed to later pick up and knit the thumb.

There is a good video of this technique on YouTube that was great for me. This technique can be done on any number of knitted items but, as I've noticed is usually for button holes and thumbs on mittens.
__________________
Angela
Knitting to keep my sanity. It's working... kinda...
OTN: Dr Watson's Cable Crew Neck
OTN: Writer's Cardigan
OTN: Hats!
http://www.ravelry.com/people/ARichter
AngelaR is offline   Reply With Quote