I’m working on the J. Crew style gloves found on this site. I’m up to the part below and need help (It’s my first time trying gloves). See [ ] and bold for my specific questions. I guess my main questions are how do you pick up 2 extra stitches? Thanks for the help!
Fingers: Divide 11 stitches for the 1st finger (6 from one side, 5 from the other) [divide these on 3 dps?] --put remaining stitches on waste yarn or stitch holder. Working around on dp needles, pick up and knit 1 st at beg of round (I usually twist that stitch to help avoid a hole), k11, pick up and knit 1 st at end of round–13 sts. Work in rounds till finger meas. 2 1/2". K2 tog on next 2 rounds [how often k2tog?] (since you’re working on an uneven # of sts, you’ll end up with 1 st, which you knit). Cut yarn, leaving a tail, and thread the tail through the remaining stitches, pulling them closed tightly. Fasten off. Pick up 13 sts from holder for middle finger (7 from 1 side and 6 from the other) [divide these on 3 dps?]. Pick up 2 extra stitches from between fingers as above, and work around on 15 sts for 3". K2 tog next 2 rounds [how often k2tog?], then fasten off as above. Pick up 11 sts and 2 extra stitches for the next finger, work around for 2 1/2", dec [how often?] & fasten off as above. Pick up 9 sts and 2 extra stitches for the little finger, work around for 2", dec [how often?] & fasten off as above.
Thumb: pick up 15 sts from your waste yarn or holder for the thumb [onto 3 dps?], and pick up 2 extra sts as above [how?]. Work around for 2". Dec. & fasten off as above.
With needle & yarn, sew up any holes between fingers, weave in ends.