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« on: January 04, 2005 04:16:50 AM »

Ok, so here's a mitten I made today. The most difficult thing I've knitted to date! It looks OK but the crotch part where the thumb meets the body was all holey. I have no clue how to tighten that up without going on the reverse side, pulling the yarn together and tying knots. How clunky! I used this pattern: http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_plaid_mittens.html

Anyway, here's the lone mitten. I'm tired now.

Any ideas on how to fix the thumb?

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2005 07:27:56 AM »

I think it looks great!  Are those two yarns the same kind?  Seems like the orange ended up gagued bigger.

Anywho, about the "thumb crotch."  Part of it may be just a matter of pulling tight when you attach new yarn-- always tough to do.  Part of it may have to do with decreases/increases-- make sure you're SSKing instead of K2tog and use M1 instead of YO increases.  But I think it'll take care of itself if you just pull your ends tight and make sure you knit to gague when you start the thumb.

« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2005 10:56:01 AM »

i think your mitten looks great.  love the green and orange.  lots of time i get gaps where the fingers go in gloves and mittens.  sometimes i will try to pick up a couple more stitches than required at the "crotch" area and just decrease it down in the next row.  any other holes i just sew up with the tail end of my yarn when i weave in the ends.  that always seems to work.  good luck on mitten #2!
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