I'm new to knitting, self taught, and I've just started working on a free glove pattern from Knitpicks.com (http://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/Diamond_Textured_Mitts_Pattern__D50705220.html) but I have run into a some confusion with the directions. The beginning of the pattern called for 32 sts to be Cast On and split for the round, then worked in K2, P2 ribbing for 3". This part was fine. It wasn't until the next few sections that I started getting confused.
[COLOR="Magenta"][I]Purl one round, then knit three rounds, placing markers after first and before last sts of round. Purl one round.[/I][/COLOR]
I didn't really get what the pattern was asking me to do and I took it to mean that I was supposed to place a marker on the needle only after the very first stitch of the round and then once before the last stitch of the round on the other needle. I still think I was mistaken but I knit those rounds and kept switching the markers to the new rows. After reading the next part of the pattern, I was officially confused and decided to post for help.
[COLOR="Magenta"][I]Thumb gusset increases
Round 1: K to 1st marker, M1R, SM, work to next marker, SM, M1L, K to end.
Round 2: Knit plain to marker, work hand as given, knit plain after second marker.[/I][/COLOR]
The way/places I have the markers in my work make these next directions not make sense.
Please help! I'm really confused and at a standstill till I get this all figured out. I guess what I need to have explained to me is where exactly they are asking me to place the markers because the whole next section depends on their placement.
Also, does "knit plain" just mean to knit?
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks so much!
In case it helps, here is the next part of the pattern after what I have already posted:
[COLOR="Magenta"][I]Work Gusset Increase a total of 7 times. [COLOR="Black"](the last posted part)[/COLOR]
At the same time, work from Seed Texture Chart; work chart over the 15 sts after the first stitch marker for the Left mitt, and over the 15 sts before the second marker for the Right mitt. Work the palm in St st.[/I][/COLOR]