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Old 02-08-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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afterthought thumb
Does anyone have any suggestions to picking up stitches to close the holes while knitting an afterthought thumb. I have been on a knitting mitten mission lately, but I struggle with that dang thumb! Everything works well for me, except closing those holes.....any suggestions on that end would be greatly apppreciated.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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I've been using this method except I used DPNs.
http://akittenknits.blogspot.com/200...umb-trick.html

I then pick up some extra stitches as I'm knitting around. I use the tails of the yarn to close up any little holes I wasn't able to work before.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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That's a great Idea! I use this method to pick up the stitches from the waste yarn-which has helped me a lot-thought I would pass it on.
http://akittenknits.blogspot.com/200...umb-trick.html
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Originally Posted by dillondoll View Post
That's a great Idea! I use this method to pick up the stitches from the waste yarn-which has helped me a lot-thought I would pass it on.
http://akittenknits.blogspot.com/200...umb-trick.html
thank you
Uh..that's the one I just posted.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:20 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I've been using this method except I used DPNs.
http://akittenknits.blogspot.com/200...umb-trick.html

I then pick up some extra stitches as I'm knitting around. I use the tails of the yarn to close up any little holes I wasn't able to work before.
Thanks so much for this link! I'm starting a second fingerless mitten and when I did the first one, I found the thumb section a tad hard -- the hardest part was trying to pick up the stitches in the hole -- the posted method looks much easier!
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I've been using this method except I used DPNs.
http://akittenknits.blogspot.com/200...umb-trick.html

I then pick up some extra stitches as I'm knitting around. I use the tails of the yarn to close up any little holes I wasn't able to work before.
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