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Topic: semi-noob question about attaching new yarn to previously held stitches?!  (Read 368 times)
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« on: December 30, 2008 09:31:29 PM »

so after getting bored with crochet because i can now do it with my eyes closed and my hands tied behind my back (haha what a feat), i decided to take up knitting. i've been doing it for maybe two years now, but until just now, the thought of branching out beyond scarves and hats terrified me. i taught myself how to do cables before christmas and having this week completely free of responsibilities, i decided to tackle these knit-flat fingerless handwarmers in the "101 designer one skein wonders" book - the hugs and kisses with love ones. and other than the pattern being written kind of vaguely, i'm proudly succeeding without frustration.

but i was reading ahead in the pattern and i realized that soon i'm going to have to stick the thumb stitches on a stitch holder and finish up the body of the hand part and then finish knitting the thumb. and then it occured to me... how do i start knitting with new yarn on those thumb stitches?? i'm sure the answer is plain and simple but i just can't picture it. help!!!

« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 09:45:21 PM »

It is simple - just start knitting with the new strand. Leave about a 3" tail and you weave it in later. The first row or 2 of sts it may seem loose, but you can pull the tail to tighten it up and it won't come unraveled.

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