How to Knit an Afterthought Thumb
Learn how to knit an afterthought thumb from Love of Knitting magazine with this free how to knit download. Commonly used for adding a thumb to a pair of mittens or gloves, this knitting tip will show you how to knit a thumb using contrasting waste yarn. Coined by popular knitting teacher Elizabeth Zimmermann, an afterthought thumb is perfect for knitting patterns and projects like Fair Isle knitting that require a lot of pattern attention. This knitting technique allows knitters to mark out a space for their thumb but come back to work on it later in the process.
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Source: Love of Knitting