Thursday, November 17, 2005

help: all thumbs!

one way to make cozy armwarmers

cast on 24 stitches on size 10 1/2 needles.
knit in the rib stitch (knit, purl, knit purl entire row) for 3/4".
switch to stockingette stitch (knit a row, purl a row, all rows) for about 7".
rib the last 3/4" before binding off.
sew 'em up using the mattress stitch, leave about 1 1/2" - 2" about 1" down for the thumb to poke through...

and then here's where i ran into trouble -- the "thumb warmer" (i guess thats what we'll call it.) basically i didn't know how to make it one continuous peice, so i ended up making the thumb separately and sewing it on! by casting 15 stitches onto size 9 needles and knitting in the rib stitch for about 3/4" you get a cozy little cuff to attach at the thumb opening!

does anyone know the correct way to do this??

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