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Old 10-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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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?

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