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clothdiapercrunchy 10-04-2012 10:20 AM

knitting question, sore index finger?
so my index finger on the left hand is really hurting from manipulating the needles and yarn (cotton makes it difficult :/). Is there something to protect the finger? or will it just callous?

fallaway 10-15-2012 11:00 PM

Band-aid, moleskin, tape, etc.

hpfgirl 10-15-2012 11:18 PM

Go to smaller needles and loosen the death grip.

Dancy Baby 10-16-2012 10:12 PM

OMG It's like you read my mind! I just knit my first hat yesterday and my finger is so sore, lol! :)

Only 10-17-2012 06:40 AM

Do finger exercises.

tibeca 10-17-2012 01:57 PM

Re: knitting question, sore index finger?
Relax your grip, a LOT! Make it to the point that your stitches are nearly sloppy.
Once you finish your garment and stretch and block it, you'll never know if one stitch is a tiny bit bigger/smaller than the other.

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