Placing stitches on hold on waste yarn
::: how to place stitches on hold on waste yarn :::
This technique comes up rather often in knitting. Two popular examples are the sleeves on a top down sweater (like Flax or Harvest), or the thumb stitches on a mitten (like Maize). The example below is a mitten but the principles remain the same.
Voila, stitches have been place on hold! You can tie the ends of the waste yarn together (so it doesn’t slip out). Later on, when you want to continue knitting from these ‘held’ or ‘live’ stitches, simply slip them back onto needles, and pull the waste yarn out.
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