you guys have always been so brilliant and helpful so I turn to you all again,
I’m knitting these gloves on dpns: http://woolyheaded-housegloves.blogspot.co.uk/
I’ve gotten all the way up to the little finger and just finished that (hurray!). however, after that I get a bit lost.
- Firstly, with “continuing the palm” it says to pick up and knit 2 stitches then knit the live stitches. I know how to pick up stitches, but not pick up and knit simultaneously. I did just pick them up and then knit the stitches on the hold and knit the picked up stitches on my way back round, but I’m not sure if that then causes problems for when I start the next finger and need to transfer the “first and last stitches”.
also, picking up only 2 I tend to get some big gaps, is 2 to little ?
- Lastly, once this bit is mastered (which I’ve yet to do), when it comes to starting on the ring finger, this bit throws me: “Join yarn at base of middle finger. Pick up and knit 2 sts along side of little finger, then knit across first dpn”
I don’t understand why I’m joining yarn, as this makes it sound like its been cut somewhere, and given that the ring finger would now sit above the little finger…how can I pick up stitches along the side of the little finger ?
I appreciate I’ve just asked a bunch of questions, but I’m so keen to try and complete this and feel like I’ve accomplished something, i’ve only just started out on DPNs and really want to complete a project.