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Ten Tips for Knitting Socks - Knitting Daily/Blogs - Avoid gusset hole, gives sites to go to. I pick up St's with Cr hook, K 1 row, then start...works better then not, for me :)

Calling all knitters! Knitting Daily has compiled our ten best tips to improve knitted socks. Avoid these common mistakes and enjoy some free sock patterns

Жакардовые узоры для варежек - Вязание - Страна Мам

Жакардовые узоры для варежек - Вязание - Страна Мам

Ravelry: North Sámi Mittens pattern by Laura Ricketts

I might try next thumb as knit with waste yarn rather than cast off and cast on. might make for a more even tension at opening.