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Old 12-01-2010, 11:09 PM   #7
RuthieinMaryland
Turning the Heel
 
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Hi!

When you set aside your ten stitches on nice flexible yarn and then add a couple of stitches and pick up the remaining stitches on the other side you're not closing the hole for the thumb.

There will still be a hole there and when you go back and pick up the stitches on the yarn holder, to knit the thumb, you'll be knitting a little "tube" that will cover the thumb.

Think of it as a little "thumb sock" without having to turn the heel!!!

Hope this helps you visualize it!

Ruthie
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