Butterfly Kisses KAL: Knit the Thumb

Knitting tutorial: learn how to pick up stitches and knit the thumb of a mitten or glove
After a month of knitting and learning new skills, it's time to finish our mitts and knit the thumb.

If you need to review any of the Butterfly Kisses KAL lessons, a complete list of tutorial links is available on the KAL Introduction page. My thanks to Skacel for providing me with the HiKoo SueƱo Tonal yarn and addi Natura dpns for this KAL. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Maker's Mercantile.

Lesson 7: Knit the Thumb

Some people feel like they are all thumbs when it comes to knitting the thumb of a mitten or glove. This tiny section of work is often prone to gaps and holes unless you properly pick up stitches across the gap at the hand.

Pattern

(If you would like a printable copy of the entire pattern, Butterfly Kisses is available in my shop.)

Divide held thumb sts evenly across 3 dpns. Join yarn, pick up 2 sts across the gap and knit around remaining gusset sts. Continue knitting all sts for 1 1/2 inches or until thumb reaches the base of thumbnail. BO.

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Hooray! I'm all done with my mitts.

Knitting tutorial: learn how to pick up stitches and knit the thumb of a mitten or glove

I can hardly wait to see how yours turned our. Don't forget to share pictures of your work on Facebook and Instagram with #thechillydog and tag me @thechillydog.

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Butterfly Kisses KAL: Knit the Thumb
Learn how to pick up stitches for the thumb of a knit mitten or glove to create a join that blends in neatly between the hand and thumb
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