More Help Needed on Mittens

http://www.theinsideloop.com/Issue4/Patterns/arka.html

just need some more clarification with the pattern. When it comes to the thumb gusset part of the pattern, it says within these rows to use the stitch pattern worked flat. How do you know which part of the stitch pattern worked flat to use? eg. after Row 1 of the thumb gusset part, Row 2 and 3 are to be in the stitch pattern. I would assume that Rows 2 and 3 in this section refers to Rows 1 and 2 in the stitch pattern worked flat. But as the instructions continue for the thumb gusset, when it tells you to continue in the pattern for stitch pattern worked flat do you start again from the beginning of the pattern?

don’t know if my question was really clear, since i myself am quite confused.

thanks for any help.

:think: It looks like the thumb is knit in one color, so you just have to work the thumb stitches back and forth, decreasing when you get to the top.

but how does the sitch pattern worked flat work into the instructions of the thumb gusset? how do you know which part of the stitch pattern worked flat to use through out the thumb gusset instructions?