How to increase and how to pick up stitches to a thumb

Tags: chart, circular needle, mittens, wrist warmers,

In this DROPS video we show how to increase to a thumb and how to pick up stitches to a thumb, like it is done to the right wrist warmer thumb in DROPS 214-37. We increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on next round work yarn over twisted. We knit 1, purl 1 (= rib). Work the increased stitches in rib, i.e. knit the first stitch, purl 2nd stitch etc. We increase in every other round and show 5 rounds with increases and how they are worked on next round. Then we show how to pick up 6 new stitches behind the thumb.

These wrist warmers are worked in DROPS Baby Merino, but in the video we work with a thicker yarn; DROPS Snow.

You must read a pattern with this technique to be able to follow this video properly. You’ll find a pattern by clicking on the picture below.

The video above can be used in the following patterns

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