Hi all! Intermediate knitter here. I have never made gloves before, but I found a glove pattern that I absolutely love. However, I’m having trouble understanding certain directions.
Here is part of the pattern. The parts that I am confused about have been bolded:
RIGHT GLOVE - Cuff - Cast on 48 sts; place 16 sts on each of 3 needs, join. Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for 3 ins. Mark end of rounds. Slip 2 sts from 2nd needle to first needle.
Hand - Round 1 - K 4, p 1, k 3, inc. 1 st in next st, k 3, inc. 1 st in next st, k 4, p 1 - 20 sts on first needle*; k 6, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts for thumb gore, k 6 - 16 sts on 2nd needle**; k 16 sts of 3rd needle; 52 sts.
p 1 - 20 sts on first needle So, does this mean I am knitting on that first needle twice in a row? You don’t get 20 sts on that first needle until after you have already followed the previous directions. So do I go back and work those stitches twice before moving on to the next needle?
k 6 - 16 sts on 2nd needle, I guess this is a similar question to the previous one. But here, you only knit stitches #6 through 16? So stitches #1-5 don’t get worked on at all?
Also, I have been assuming the “first needle” is the one that was cast on, is that right?
Any help would be appreciated!! Sorry if these are dumb or obvious questions. Still learning!