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Old 01-13-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Thumb Gusset on a Mitten?
"Knit these 7 [7, 8] stitches onto a piece of contrasting scrap yarn. Slide those 7 [7, 8] stitches back onto the left hand needle, and knit into them again using color A. Continue knitting the mitten as charted."

I don't have any idea what this means. Would someone walk me through it?
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:03 AM   #2
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When you get to these sts, take some scrap yarn and knit them with that. Then slip the same sts back to the L needle and knit them again with your regular yarn and continue knitting the hand. The scrap yarn acts as a stitch holder for your thumb sts. When you get the hand done, you take out the scrap yarn, put the sts on needles and knit the thumb.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:28 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
When you get to these sts, take some scrap yarn and knit them with that. Then slip the same sts back to the L needle and knit them again with your regular yarn and continue knitting the hand. The scrap yarn acts as a stitch holder for your thumb sts. When you get the hand done, you take out the scrap yarn, put the sts on needles and knit the thumb.

Thank you! I think I understand now. But i need 16 sts for the thumb...wouldn't this only give me 8? Maybe I don't get it. hahah
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:49 AM   #4
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OH. I get it. understand. hahah thank you!
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:55 AM   #5
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Yeah, the top part of the hole will have the other sts. BTW you'll probably only have 7 of them, but you can pick up extra sts at the sides of the hole, like you'd do a m1. That helps close up any gaps too and if you have a couple too many you can decrease them on the first round of the thumb.
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