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Old 10-20-2011, 02:26 PM   #6
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Help...I'm knitting a thumb on a mitten
Originally Posted by pnglittlefield View Post
I'm new to this so I'm having a problem with the thumb on a mitten. I've checked out the video on picking up stitches and I've already knit a round after distributing the stitches on DPNs. However, the new rows on the thumb are coming out as garter stitches rather than stockinette stitches.:( What am I doing wrong?

I did the same thing.. this is what I did and it may be what you did too.. I set the mitten down and when I picked it back up I had my working yarn going in the wrong direction (hand). I continental knit so my yarn needed to be coming from my right hand across to my left hand.. left hand holding the working yarn... instead I kept the working yarn on the left hand side and didn't cross it over to that side.. does that make sense?? just pick it out and turn your work and you will fix the problem...or make it a design choice. I was thrilled with my mistake because I was teaching myself to use DPN's and when I figured out my mistake I knew not to do that with my socks...
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