Okay, so I finished one of the toddler mitts I started making yesterday, but I had trouble at the thumb gusset that I want to get straightened out before I get to that same place on the 2nd mitt. (Ingy, thanks for your help yesterday - it was just as you said. And made sense once I got there). My problem was picking up stitches.
The thumb gusset has 5 live stitches and 5 CO stitches. I am supposed to pick up a stitch on either side of the 5 live, to make 7. Then I pick up 6 stitches from the 5 CO (these are CO with backward loop CO). I watched Amy’s video about picking up stitches and I did multiple google searches on the subject but am still at a loss. Everything I see seems to be about picking up stitches from a BO (or CO) edge (like for adding to a sweater or something) and not from live stitches. If I’m picking up from live, is this just the same as m1 or some other kind of increase? And how do I pick up 6 sts from 5 CO? The stitches are all so tiny (using #3 needles) it is very hard to get in there and figure out what I’m doing.
I am really branching out to be doing these mittens, and am proud of even doing them at all (have never knit something entirely on dpns before, never used such small needles, never put stitches on a holder, never even used the make 1 increase before!), but I am pretty frustrated with my inability to figure the gusset out. Any help greatly appreciated!