How to knit a thumb on a mitten

In this DROPS video show how you can knit a thumb for a mitten.

First we show how to first increase for the thumb gusset by making 1 yo each side of a marked stitch, on next round work yo’s in back loop to avoid holes.
On following round repeat inc and then work a couple of rounds in stockinette (or as indicated in the pattern).
When gusset is done put all inc sts on a cable needle or waste yarn, cast on a new stitch (or number of sts indicated in pattern) behind these sts and continue in the round.

When hand is done put back the thumb sts on a needle, pick up sts in the edge behind these and knit thumb in the round. At desired length K2 tog all the way round. Cut the thread and pull it through remaining sts, tighten and fasten.

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