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CatKnitz
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Posted - 10/02/2006 :  3:06:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit CatKnitz's Homepage Send CatKnitz a Private Message
Can anyone suggest an alternate way to do the thumb stitches on "Fetching", Knitty's fingerless glove pattern?

(The pattern tells you to knit 7 stitches with waste yarn, put them back on the needle and then knit them with the working yarn). Later you carefully remove the waste yarn and pick these stiches up.

I am new to glove knitting, fingerless or not, and I had a hard time removing the waste yarn and finding the stitches.

Would there be a way to slip the stitches on to a stitch holder instead of the waste yarn?
HELP! I have done the left hand and my right hand is getting COLD!!!
Many thanks.

KarenP
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Posted - 10/02/2006 :  4:07:44 PM  Show Profile  Send KarenP a Yahoo! Message Send KarenP a Private Message
I think you could slip the seven stitches onto a holder and cast on 7 stitches using the single cast-on method. Then when you go to knit the thumb, you'll have to pick up 7 stitches where you cast them off earlier.

Cheers,

Karen


QUIT SLOUCHING!!!
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eknits
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Posted - 10/03/2006 :  10:11:03 AM  Show Profile Send eknits a Private Message
When I knit the gloves and used the waste yarn for the thumb, I think I picked up the stitches on the wrong side... I wish I had taken a snapshot of it. If you use a contrasting color, when you look on the wrong side of the thumb hole, you should see the stitches that need to be put on your needle in between the waste yarn. Let's say X represents waste yarn and - represents the stiches you want to pick up. The inside of the thumb hole would look like this:

X - X - X - X - X - X - X
X - X - X - X - X - X - X - X

After you place each - stitch on your needle, then remove the waste yarn (X). Then, since I picked up the stitches on the wrong side I had to finagle the double-pointed needle so that it was on the right side to begin knitting. I remember it worked perfectly. I still had to pick up a couple of extra stitches to close up a gap. Good luck!
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