Thursday, January 19, 2012

those pesky thumbs

Here is a great tutorial on closing up those nasty holes that often show up around the base of the thumb when you make a mitten. Please note -- the technique is demonstrated on a fingerless mitten. Those are NOT appropriate for A4A! I'm referring you to this site for the information, but don't leap to conclusions -- A4A wants only mittens that cover the fingers and thumb and are closed at the top.

P.S. I am sorry that I seem to spend so much time saying "no" -- it's just that it's so important to send the kids what they really need. . .


Afghan Ann said...

Good tip! Plus, you get the free eyeball pattern.

I thought there is also a technique for twisting stitches to avoid holes when knitting the thumb.

Kathy said...

I think you say "yes" a lot - yes to beautiful wool knitwear, yes to warm children. ;-)

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.