I am knitting convertible mittens for the first time using the pattern in Not Just More Socks. The instructions to work the flap is as follows:
CO 34 (38) sts. Pick up 30 (34) sts in purl bumps across back of hand - 64 (72) sts. Join into a circle. Work in K2 P2 ribbing for 1".
...pretty basic. However, I can not get my brain around working the top in the right direction. Whether I cast on from the thumb or the pinkie I end up working from the inside, so that I'm actually knitting the cap inside-out. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, can someone please give me specific instructions on where I should be picking up the stitches, from what direction (with the fingers facing toward or away), and how to arrange my needles so that I end up with a proper, functional cap?
Thanks so much!