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captivatedlife
« on: November 24, 2007 06:07:57 PM »

Ok. I'm trying it
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTdashing.html
But.....

I'm stuck on the placing the thumb opening?
Place Thumb Opening
Next Round: Work 12[13] sts in patt, k5[6] using waste yarn; slip these 5[6] sts back to left needle and work them again, in patt, using working yarn; continue in patt to end.
Work 18 rounds in Rib Pattern.

I don't understand. I'm suppossed to work 12 stitches, knitting from my l needle to my r needle, knit 5 more the same way in wast yarn - move those 5 back to my left needle, knit them AGAIN, knitting once again from my left needle to my right needle.... and finish the row? I haven't started yet because that's throwing me off.

Help - they're a christmas present!
« Last Edit: November 24, 2007 06:09:13 PM by captivatedlife » THIS ROCKS   Logged
greyshadeofblack
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007 07:41:52 PM »

Hi there, I've never knit this pattern, but here is my take.
So, you knit those 12 stitches according to pattern. Now move your working yarn to the back, and let it chill out for a while.
Start knitting with your waste yarn-thats a little wierd, I know.
On your right needle now (from left to right) you have 5 stitches in your waste yarn, and 12 stitches in your working yarn.
Transfer those 5 stitches back to the left needle. Don't twist them, pull yarn through-anything. Just put them back on the needle like they never happened.
Heres the interesting part, you grab your working yarn again and knit those 5 stitches like nothing ever happened.
If that doesn't explain it, feel free to PM me.
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Mnemosyne_LA
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007 10:55:02 PM »

Keep reading along in the pattern -- basically, what you're doing is putting the stitches for the thumb on hold by putting them on waste yarn and then continuing on with the rest of the glove.  When you finish the body of the glove, you go back, remove the waste yarn, pick up the live stitches that you were holding with the waste yarn, and make the thumb.
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captivatedlife
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007 06:00:35 PM »

Keep reading along in the pattern -- basically, what you're doing is putting the stitches for the thumb on hold by putting them on waste yarn and then continuing on with the rest of the glove.  When you finish the body of the glove, you go back, remove the waste yarn, pick up the live stitches that you were holding with the waste yarn, and make the thumb.

And I guess that's supposed to sound easy.....

 Grin

I'm starting tonight thanks for the help and wish me luck! Mathematically, I can see it in my head, and it makes sense... but logically (yeah that makes sense!) I just can't follow it!
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Riki
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007 07:24:43 PM »

This is the way Elizabeth Zimmerman did her thumbs and it really rocks because you end up without those nasty looking holes. I didn't really "get it" but just followed blindly on and it worked out very, very nicely. When you pull that waste yarn out, you will have double the amount of "live" stitches - you put those on your DPNs, pick up a couple on each side and then knit your thumb. Really, really nifty! Try it - you'll like it! It is just so downright clever!
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