I’m knitting Dashing fingerless gloves as a Christmas present for my Dad. I finally concurred my cable fear and cabled me some fab wrists! But now I’m up to the thumb. I’ve never used waste yarn before, and to be honest, the pattern direction are a little scary!
[I]"[B]Place Thumb Opening[/B]
Next Round: Work 12 sts in patt, k5 using waste yarn;
slip these 5 sts back to left needle and work them again, in patt, using working yarn; continue in patt to end.
Work 18 rounds in Rib Pattern.
BO All Stitches.
Carefully remove waste yarn and place resulting live sts on two double-point needles; there will be 5 sts below the opening and 4 sts above. Attach yarn and, continuing in Rib Pattern, work the 5 sts on lower needle; using a second needle, pick up and k 3 sts in space between upper and lower needles, work first 2 sts from upper needle; using a third needle, work remaining 2 sts from upper needle and pick up and k 3 sts in space between this needle and lower needle. 15 sts.
Work 9 rounds in Rib Pattern." [/I]
I’m probably gonna come back to you guys with a lot of questions on this one in advance! But my first question is are there any vids on the Waste Yarn thing (I did look, can’t find!) or does anyone have any wise words to make it less scary?
Thanks, Love ya’all!