Knit Using Waste Yarn?

I am in the process of knitting my first cabled wristlet. In order to make the thumb hole, I have to figure out to do it placing six stitches to the side(?) to pick up later using waste yarn. Can anyone help me with an easy way to learn to create a finger hole with waste yarn?

Hi! Here’s a link to some pics of how to use waste yarn to "hold"
your thumb stitches. Basially, when you get to the point where the
thumb is to go you will take a piece of different yarn (the more contrasting the color the better) and knit the required number of
stitches for the thumb, then slip those stitches back to the left needle
and reknit them with your working yarn to continue on with the pattern. When it is time to knit the thumb you remove the waste
yarn putting the live stitches onto your needles and are ready to go.
It is sort of like a knittted in stitch holder :slight_smile:

Libbie :slight_smile:

I took a look at the link you provided and thank you very much. I couldn’t find pictures of what to do and this link is just what I needed.

Awesome link!!! Thank you :smiley: