How to knit a thumb gusset on a mitten

In this DROPS video we show how to knit a thumb gusset as on many of our popular knitted gloves.
Below is a diagram of the entire mitten and a diagram of the thumb. We have knitted after the large chart to where we should start increasing for the thumb (the black squares in the large diagram). You will then knit by the large chart and the little diagram (thumb). When you have done all increases in thumb chart, put x-number of stitches (the number that is in the pattern) on a thread. Now cast on x-number of stitches (the number that is in the pattern) behind the thumb and now knit the mitten after the large chart. When finished knitted mitten, put sts from the thread back on needle, knit up x-number of stitches (the number that is in the pattern) behind the thumb and then work after the thumb chart.

You must read the pattern and look at the chart to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns by clicking on the pictures below.

Tags: circular needle, mittens,

The video above can be used in the following patterns

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Comments (8)

Catherine 20.01.2019 - 18:53:

Merci beaucoup pour ces explications très claires, je les recherchées depuis longtemps sur internet sans être satisfaite des résultats.

Lieve Van Hoof 16.10.2017 - 20:30:

Very clear and helpfull video. I think I will try this. Thank you very much.

In Stitches 15.06.2017 - 19:13:

Best tutorial on thumbs - and in total silence! Allowing comments under the video is also helpful. I'm now going to check out your yarn. Many thanks to DROPS.

Anabel 19.10.2016 - 11:05:

Muy bien explicado

Piret 25.03.2016 - 11:47:

Aitäh, aitäh, aitäh! Oli väga abiks. Nii selge õpetus! Tänu pöidlakiilu "murele" sain teada, et Dropsil üldse selline suurepärane lehekülg on! Kõike ilusat!

Jadwiga 05.01.2016 - 17:31:

Fenomenalnie pokazane

Devogelaer Danielle 28.10.2015 - 08:59:

Merci beaucoup pour cette vidéo,elle est très claire et m'a vraiment aidée,maintenant les pouces ne seront plus un problème pour moi.

Karen 17.12.2014 - 04:32:

Thank you so much for the video! I particularly liked the demonstration of how you picked up the stitches behind the thumb gusset. It's a much more practical method than what I had been using before and leaves no holes.

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