Hi, I am thinking about making some fingerless gloves and the pattern I want to use incorporates the magic loop method - then, for the thumb hole you use another pair of circular needles and work the stitches as if they were straight. I am trying to visualize this to make sure I know what I am doing before I mess things up. How do I go from working in the round on one pair of circular needles to working the pattern back and forth on another pair? Here is what the pattern says:
For the next 8 rows, the sts will be worked back and forth to create the thumb opening, using both circular needles as if they were straight needles. The circular needles are necessary to accommodate the curve of the fabric tube you have been working so far. Temporarily remove the end-of-rnd stitch marker while working back and forth.
Row 1: (WS) Using the second circular needle, turn work and *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: (RS) *K2, p2; repeat from * to end.
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.
Any help is appreciated!