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stitch marker for mitten thumb question
Hey Everyone!

I'm knitting the "Give a Hoot" mittens. The pattern is a free download pdf from ravelry.

Anyway! The line I'm having issues with is this:

Divide for Thumb:
Row 13: K16, place the next 10sts on holder, P4, K8, P4. (32 working sts on needles).

In my head, if I knit 16, then just put 10 on a holder, I would have to bring the working yarn BEHIND those ten on the holder to purl the next 4 and continue the row.

The other thought I had is that maybe it's not like that, maybe I knit them with waste yarn, transfer them back to the right hand needle and knit them again with working yarn and continue the row.

The thumb working section reads as follows:

Divide 10 sts on holder onto dpns.
Set-up row: Knit 10 sts, Pick up 4 sts across inside thumb gap. (14 sts)
Next row: K10, K2tog, K2tog. (12 sts)
Knit 9 rounds or desired length to fit thumb.

I have no idea how to make this thumb. Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

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