I know someone out there has made the Fetching fingerless gloves from knitty. I just finished the last cable before the long rib portion and I figured I’d ask this now in hopes that someone can help before I actually get to the thumb.
Here’s the instructions for the start of the thumb section:
Next Round: [B]Using waste yarn, k7; slip these sts back to left needle and k them again using working yarn[/B]; work in 4x1 Rib as set to end.
I put the part that I’m confused about in bold. What do they mean, using waste yarn? Should I use any old yarn I feel like, or yarn that’s the same as I’m making the gloves out of?
And then the thumb part itself :
[B]Carefully remove waste yarn and place resulting live sts on two double-point needles[/B]; there will be 7 sts below the opening and 6 sts above. Attach yarn and k the 7 sts on lower needle; using a second needle, pick up and k 2 sts in space between upper and lower needle, k first 3 sts from upper needle; using a third needle, k remaining 3 sts from upper needle and pick up and k 2 sts in space between this needle and lower needle. 17 sts.
Again, confusing part in bold. How does one remove the waste yarn? Just pick it out? Do I put the live stitches on the needle as I go? When I remove the waste yarn, what will happen to the stiches above where I removed the yarn? Do I need to put a needle into those as well?
This is my first time making something semi-complicated and I’m surprised I’ve gotten as far as I have today, what with just casting on this evening. I’m hoping to be at the thumb part before I go to bed.