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Re: I'm afraid of the thumbs!
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: November 25, 2008 09:39PM

Another thought: there are patterns which use a buttonhole approach to thumbs. There is no increasing for a gusset. The hole for the thumb is simply made by binding off on one row and casting on on the next.

You might want to look at your local library's collection for simple patterns. Mine (a very limited collection, indeed!) has several mitten and basic multi-pattern books.

Subject Written By Posted
  I'm afraid of the thumbs! Luv 11/24/2008 06:14PM
  Re: I'm afraid of the thumbs! Alex 11/24/2008 09:47PM
  Re: I'm afraid of the thumbs! Mrs. K 11/25/2008 10:34PM
  Re: I'm afraid of the thumbs! KT 11/25/2008 11:50AM
  Re: I'm afraid of the thumbs! Alex 11/25/2008 09:39PM
  Re: I'm afraid of the thumbs! Luv 11/26/2008 11:20AM
  Re: I'm afraid of the thumbs! Sally J 11/26/2008 02:25PM

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