Knitter's Review Forums
  The online community for readers of Knitter's Review.
  This week: A true British yarn from Erika Knight
   > Have you subscribed yet?
Knitter's Review Forums
KR Home | My Profile | Register | Active Topics | Private Messages | Search | FAQ | Want to make Betty happy?
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your username or password?

 All Forums
 Knitting Talk
 Stuck on a Pattern
 Maine Morning Mitts thumb
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

redshoegrl
New Pal

3 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2008 :  9:19:37 PM  Show Profile Send redshoegrl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am so confussed maybe I'm over thinking it. Row 9 you cast on 5 and put 9 on the holder-- are the 5 part of the 9? OR are you to use those stiches to knit into when you get to actually knitting the thumb?

Also how do you knit into the stiches -- finally how many stiches are on the thumb 9? 13?

Help!! I have neglected this project far to long...

thanks!!

BessH
Permanent Resident

3095 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  04:54:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message  Reply with Quote
On that round you

knit 2 stitches
cast on 5 stitches
put the next 9 stitches on your left needle onto a stitch holder
knit the rest of the stitches of that round.

When you start the second round, you'll

knit 2, knit 2 of those 5 cast-on stitches, purl one of them, knit the last 2, then knit 2 more and finish the round in pattern

In the next two rounds you'll decrease over the thumb hole and after that you just knit that mitt hand till it's as long as you want it to be.


When you come to knit the thumb you use the 9 stitches on the holder and then pick up 4 stitches from within the 5 cast on stitches, making 13 total.

Hope this helps.


Bess
http://likethequeen.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

socks4all
Permanent Resident

USA
1461 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  12:05:58 PM  Show Profile Send socks4all a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I usually take the thumb 9 sts off first and put them on a string. Then I tie the string in a bow so that the thumb hole is kept small. This way the cast on sts are not pulled apart. Also, I like using the knitted or cable cast on instead of the backloop. Again, there is less pulling on the cast on sts and so less likelyhood of having holes at the thumb junction.
Go to Top of Page

Shelia
Permanent Resident

USA
2363 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  12:15:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shelia's Homepage Send Shelia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think that the reason that the backwards loop cast on is usually specified it that for most people stitches can be picked up from it almost invisibly and without much bulk inside the thumb. Of course, there aren't any knitting police (at least not here at KR), so you can use whichever cast on you like best.

Shelia
www.letstalkstash.blogspot.com
ravelry name - sheliaknits
Go to Top of Page

Clara
queen bee

USA
4403 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  5:04:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No you cannot, Shelia! You must do as I say!!

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Thank you Bess and socks4all and Shelia for jumping in here - hopefully they've answered your question, redshoegrl? If not, let me know.

Clara
Your friendly Knitter's Review publisher
Go to Top of Page

redshoegrl
New Pal

3 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2008 :  10:44:26 PM  Show Profile Send redshoegrl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
THANK YOU!!! you all are wonderful!

amanda
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Knitter's Review Forums © 2001-2014 Knitter's Review Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.47 seconds. Snitz Forums 2000
line This week's bandwidth
kindly brought to you by


and by knitters like you.
How can I sponsor?


line subscribe to Knitter's Reviwe