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« on: January 13, 2007 06:41:57 PM »

Ok, I've ventured into the world of knitting gloves. Fingerless, to be sure, but still. However, I've come across a problem. At least, it is for me, since I can't seem to find anywhere that can show me/explain to me in terms I can comprehend (did I mention that I have extreme difficulty understanding patterns and stuff?).
I'm trying to make a pair of fingerless gloves going top down. This wouldn't be a big deal if I just wanted to do a buttonhole for a thumb. But, I thought I'd live dangerously and try an actual thumb..gusset? Or whatever they're called. Anyway, like you'd have on a normal glove (or like on fetching, to give reference).
I don't know when to make the bit for the thumb. Help?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007 07:37:10 PM »

Top down gloves aren't that common because (as I have had occasion to experience), making fingers and then the palm is a bit tedious.  But since you're working with an open palm, it shouldn't be nearly as annoying.

http://djinnj.livejournal.com/98759.html  This is my top down mitten tutorial which shows how to make a thumb gusset.  Just work it with an open thumb and you'll be set.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007 07:46:49 PM »

so is it not possible to do the thumb like you would if you'd be making the fetching gloves? I mean, knit a few stitches on waste yarn, and then when you're done with the glove as a whole, come back and pick up stitches for the thumb?
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007 08:02:43 PM »

Oh, yeah, that's fine.  You just have to make sure you shape the gusset properly.  Which, in the case of working top down is a matter of decreasing to the wrist instead of increasing to the palm.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007 07:13:53 AM »

Ok, I'll give it a shot. Thanks, djinnj Smiley
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