so i’m making fingerless gloves for the 1st time & i’ve been ok until I read ahead & now i’m [B]totally[/B] confused & wondering if i have to backtrack my work!?!
I’ve included a portion of my pattern instructions. What’s confusing me is that it says to cast on 4 sts onto the right needle, which i did, then join them to the other side of the thumb (skipping the 14 sts on the stitch holder…the thumb…right?) and knit to the end…this is where is stopped!
It later says to pick up the 4 cast on sts…how???[B] and[/B] to have a sts on either side of it?..how??? Wouldn’t these 4 sts already have been worked into the the piece?
Oh! and also, why would i have to decrease to 44 sts when the increased sts are sectioned off for the thumb? except, of course those pesky 4 add ons…ugh! :wall: Please help!!! Thx!
[COLOR=“Blue”]Next rnd: K to first marker, place 14 thumb sts on strand of contrast yarn holde(removing markers), [COLOR=“Red”]cast on 4 sts onto right needle (by backwards loop methojoin to sts on other side of thumb and K to end of round.[/COLOR]
Next rnd: K 1 round.
Next rnd (decrease rnd): K around, [COLOR=“Red”]decreasing evenly to 44 sts.[/COLOR]
Hand section: K around on hand sts until piece measures 3" from top of cuff. Work in K2, P2 rib for 1-1/2".
Bind off in rib.
Finish thumb: Pick up 14 thumb sts [COLOR=“Red”]plus the 4 cast-on sts at inside of thumb, plus 1 st ea side of these 4 sts to avoid holes (20 sts[/COLOR]).
Knit 1 rnd.
Next rnd: K around, decreasing 4 sts evenly so there are 16 thumb sts remaining.[/COLOR]