I’ve chosen a pattern from knitting pattern central in my quest to understand gloves. http://wendyknits.net/knit/mitts.htm
I wanted to keep things simple so I figured this one would work because I dont have to make the 4 fingers, just the thumb. The first part was easy enough, but I want to make sure I’m following it correctly. I’ve gotten up to the point where it says starting the thumb gusset and thats where things get a bit unsure.
[color=indigo]“Round 1: K1, place marker, make a stitch by picking up a loop between the stitch you just knit and the next stitch and knitting into that loop, k1, make a stitch, place marker, knit to the end of the round.”[/color]
does this mean knit 1, place marker, and just increase a stitch?, knit 1, increase again, place marker, and knit to the end of round?
i used the increase method shown in the Nici McNally Complete Beginners Guide to Knitting where you put the needle behind the yarn that sits horizontal between the stitch you just knit and the stitch next in line, and then you knit that
the directions say to knit the entire next round and then
[color=indigo]“Repeat these two rounds until you have 11 stitches in between the markers. Knit 3 rounds further.”[/color]
im not sure what it means by 11 stitches in between the markers… i cant figure how youd get 11 stiches from the increases when youre just continuing to k1, mark, m1, k1, mark. how would the # of stiches between the 2 markers increase?
maybe its something that will make sense when i try to continue, but i cant really visualize it at all.