I still challenge myself to new projects but need some help today. Somehow I seem to be messing up with what I read all over is supposed to be a very easy fingerless mitt pattern. I am trying to make the adult size so that’s a cast on of 40 sts. I’m working this on Magic Loop and so happy with how I’m doing that way… HOWEVER, I cannot make sense out of what happened to my project! I am trying to build the thumb gusset section but the pattern doesn’t make sense to me. Before beginning gusset, I only had four sts before the marker. The pattern (see yellow) starts out in Round 1 with directions that don’t fit my four sts on my needle. So I just moved my marker and “voila” I ended up with a count 26 sts between the BOR and marker (instead of the 12) and a total of 54 sts instead of the 52. Clearly I am reading the pattern wrong? Feeling blue about not getting this right!! Thanks friends for any help!
I’m not sure what you mean by the directions not fitting the 4 sts on your needle in round one. How are you working the increases, as a Make 1 between 2 sts?
You have 4sts between the markers, p1, k3. Round 1 increases the stitch number to 6, p1, k1, M1, k1, M1, k1. There are 5 repeats of rounds 3&4, with each repeat of round 3 adding 2 more sts for a total of 16sts between the markers (52sts in all).
Thank you for helping. I know what I did wrong now! I was using a “knit front, twist then knit back” for my M1 but then I continued to count the K1 separately - thus adding in stitches for each round! Yikes! My bad! I should have just stuck with that other type of M1 where you pull up the center loop.
Sometimes the pattern recommendation is good or at least safe one to go with.
(You could use a kfb but you would have to take the fact that you’re working into a stitch into account in order to make the numbers turn out correctly.)