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photo tutorial how to knit a mitten with a thumb gusset

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mittens are knitted on straight knitting needles or on a circular needle
 
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thumb gusset;
row 1. in center of the mitten, knit 1 st. in another color
row 2. purl
row 3. increase at thumb gusset place
1 stitch after the first st. and 1 stitch before the last st.
row 4. purl
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repeat the increasings over the thumb gusset place
1 stitch after the first st. and 1 stitch before the last st.
next row ;purl
after a while it will look like this
measure the thumb gusset
knitting mittens with thumb gusset yes, my thumb gusset is long enough

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slip right and left side of the mitten on stitch holders continue with the thumb now
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when your thumb is long enough
split your work in 2, start right side
cast off stitches given in patterns
at the beginning and end of the thumb
continue knitting the left side of the thumb
repeating right side of thumb
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thumb is finished now looks like this
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inside of the mitten now we are going to knit the mitten
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slip left and right side stitches of the mitten, from stitch holder to knitting needles
join the center stiches ( there where the thumb is ) knit them together to get a firm stitch
continue knitting the mitten
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inside of the mitten outside of the mitten
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knit further on mitten no not long enough
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now the mitten is long enough split your work in 2
and knit both part apart
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decrease left and right side of the mitten as given in patterns
when finished, sew your mitten together and
fold on mouse-teeth row, fasten on the inside of the mitten
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inside of mitten outside of mitten
knitting mittens with thumb gusset my left mitten is finished

but it could have been my right mitten also

no motif on top of the mitten

just to show you, how to knit the thumb gusset

   
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normally the top of the mitten has a nice motif
and the bottom ( handpalm side ) has a very simple motif

in that case it is important to knit a right and left hand mitten ( mirror the pattern)

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