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Old 02-08-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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Thumb gusset problem
Working on 'Peekaboo' convertible mittens. What does (after removing gusset markers) use backward loop method to CO 4 sts over the gap then k to end mean?
This pattern looks so easy and yet here I am asking questions.
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I knitted a babies hat from Cottage Industry, the pattern is sweetpea baby set, but I need to knit something called 'monk's cord' which attaches/sewn to the corners of the hat. My question is What is Monk's Cord/how is this knitted?
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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It means you are going to need to cast stitches back on over where you bound some on, in order to add the thumb. The backward loop method has a video in the cast on section of the videos. I actually prefer using the cable cast on though, because it's sturdier in my opinion.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:48 PM   #3
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About the Monk's Cord you asked about.....I looked it up and it is the same as what is simply called a twisted cord. My husband is the master of this technique and he uses his drill to twist the cord, but here is a site that has instuctions of how to do this by hand. It does make an attractive cord for ties for a baby hat, but after you see it you don't think you want to do one, you could also do a crochet chain or a fine knitted i-cord for the ties.

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