I decided to start knitting mittens for a charity and I have never knitted mittens before. I am having difficulty with the gusset on this pattern- it is a pattern for childrens’ mittens in The Elegant Knitter.
work thumb gusset: knit 15 sts, place marker, inc 1, k1, inc 1, place marker, k to end of round.
In this manner, inc 2 sts within markers every 3 rounds, 2 times, and every four rounds 2 times. (Total gusset sts 11).
Huh? Am I wrong in thinking there are five sts in the “work the thumb gusset” and with the additional sts 2 times and again 2 times that I end up with 13 sts and not 11.
I figure if they are counting the sts in the markers as three and then the increases would make 11, but it isn’t three sts. With the inc. that makes a set of 2 sts.
To me- inc 1 (2), k1(3), inc 1(5). . .
So is this errata or am I misinterpreting the inc 1 sts in the count of sts?