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Old 01-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
Daylilydayzed
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Casting on one stitch for thumb gap
I have been making mittens and when I place my thumb gusset stitches on waste yarn I finish the round and on the next round I cast on 2 stitches by using a method I learned on You Tube, Tillybuddy's method. It is a stretchy cast on and it stretches but closes up the gap much better than one stitch does.. I knit the mittens using the magic loop method. I don't have to cut the yarn to rejoin it after the casting on until I close the top of the mitten with Kitchener stitch.
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