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Maewolf
« on: December 21, 2011 08:00:41 PM »

So yeah basically that, im new to knitting, and its on the knifty knitter looms, making hats left and right, tried to make arm length fingerless gloves but i got to thumb and had no idea what to do at all.  I have looked online anywhere i could think, google, this site, i just cant seem to find help on making the thumb part or even finishing off the glove for the large opening for the fingers....if this makes sense and someone could help i would be so grateful, thank you...even if you just point me to someone who can help, thank you

also if this is in the wrong place, sorry XP
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011 09:56:52 AM »

I would say it's much like button holes in standard knitting, basically on one sweep round you cast off the amount of stitches you need to make your thumb hole, then on the next round you cast them back on again.

hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011 03:51:24 PM »

Im extremely new to these things and i dont know how to regular knit  Undecided Embarrassed
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2011 01:44:40 PM »

ok, do you know how to take your work off a loom? 'cos you're going to have to cast off from the loom I assume...?

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Maewolf
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011 09:25:13 AM »

I have the instructions infront of me in a booklet lol also i found this website that basically has the instructions on exactly what i want, I hope i can post it, just want to share with anyone else that mnight have trouble, as for the thumb section, is this called anything, they dont explain a name in the instructions there, just what to do http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/11/alice_wrist_warmer_loom-along.html 
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Step 8: To make the thumb opening, we're going to break the rules a bit by twisting the stitches and working back and forth (for as many rows as the pattern calls for), instead of in rounds.  To do this, instead of wrapping all the pegs beginning with the first one to the right, you're going to come IN FRONT of the first peg to the left and then "e" wrap the second peg (see below) and around.  Work the row with the hook.

Step 9: When you get to the last peg (which will be the first one to the right of the holding peg), reverse what you did before by coming in front of that last peg you just worked and repeating the method above.

Once the thumb opening is complete, revert to working in rounds as per your pattern.


if it actually has a name i can just learn how to do it from these booklet things and searching online, just dont know what it would be called, thank you guys for trying to help so far
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011 03:31:43 AM »

it's ok, it's kind of like having two different nationality people who know the odd word of eachother's languages, trying to have a conversation about nuclear physics lol.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011 01:59:29 PM »

haha pretty much!  I actually tried to do real knitting, i cant hold my hands how im supposed to, they are all wonky and i mess up, just like crocheting lol so im gonna be sticking to the looms for now XD
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2012 05:26:55 AM »

I can't hold needles like I'm meant to either, so I now "german knit" which is the left stays pretty still, the right (the one that moves) is held like a toddler holds a pencil, yarn isn't passed with a finger, it's passed with finger and thumb. basically I tried doing it the way my grandma showed me and couldn't, so gave up for a long time. I look a little "special" doing it this way, but I get results!!
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