This is my first time knitting a mitten/fingerless mitten. This is the pattern i’m following: http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/mens-fingerless-gloves.htm
I’m confused about the Thumb Gusset part. It states:
[I]On next round, start thumb gusset as follows: (Place marker if desired) [U]P1, inc. in next st., k2, inc. in next st., P1.[/U] (Place marker if desired.)
K2 rounds even, keeping the P 1 sts uniform.
Next round: P1, inc. in next st., K 4, inc. in next st., P1, K to end of round. K 2 rounds even, keeping the P2 sts. uniform.
Continue to inc. every 3rd round in sts. inside of P1 sts. until there are 18 sts between the 2 p sts.
Next round: K1, slip next 18 sts. onto holder or string, cast on 4 sts, K around. (56 stitches) [/I]
So, for the underline part, when you inc. in next st., do you purl it or do you knit it? (i.e. P1, k4, P1, K to end and do that for 2 more rounds). Another question is about “keeping the P2 sts. uniform”? I don’t really understand what they want me to do. Also, is there a difference between the k and K? It only appears once; could it have been a typo?