View Full Version : Please help with mittens.
12-04-2007, 01:40 PM
I got this pattern instruction from:
And I really don't get what it means by "K one round even"???
Can someone help me out please? This is my first attempt at knitting mittens.
Increase round: K1, M1, K2, M1, K to end of rnd. K one rnd even.
Thanks so much!
12-04-2007, 01:44 PM
Knit one round even means that you just knit your round without any increases or decreases.
So you follow the instructions for your increase round and then knit another round after that.
12-04-2007, 01:53 PM
WOW...that was fast...thanks so much...now I can start.
12-04-2007, 02:26 PM
Yeah-- this is an example of knitting lingo. Knitting even, just means knitting plain-- as zkimom said, no increases, no decreases, no nothin'.
They are having you knit 1 round even/plain between increase rows because otherwise you'd have a very wide thumb gore/gussett-- this way, it'll be more gradual and work and look better. Do you notice that each increase round has 2 more sts inbetween the 2 new increase sts? That's what I was talking about in that other thread.
I'm looking over this, thinking what might also come up for you:) . . .
When it says cast on 1 st over the 11sts on the holder, just loop the yarn round the needle for that. It's just going to pull things together a bit for the hand of the mitten, which is what you're going to be continuing at that point.
It says to "continue knitting ever rnd until piece measures 8" from cuff or desire length." You want to leave about an inch or an inch and a 1/2 from the total length of the mitten because you still have 8 rnds to go. So if your hand measures 7" from the wrist (where the cuff ends) to the tip of your middle finger, then only knit for 5 and 1/2 or 6 inches, instead of the 8. You can actually do this quite accurately, because by the time you're halfway up the fingers, you'll have plenty of room to measure-- just take a ruler and see how much 8 or your rows measure-- let's say it's one and 1/4 inches. Then that's what you want to leave room for those last 8 rows. Same with the thumb-- you have 3 rounds left after their suggested 2". So measure the thumb length and subtract what 3 rnd will equal and go from there.
12-04-2007, 11:12 PM
Thanks so much brittyknits, you are such a detailed person....actually looking over th pattern. =)
I really do appreciate it, I've already started working on the cuff, now I'm going to move onto starting the gusset.
Btw, one more question regarding this pattern:
"Begin thumb gusset: K1in front and back of the st, M1, K to end of rnd. K one rnd even."
Do I knit 1 in front, then knit another stitch in the back, the M1, and knit to the end of round?
12-05-2007, 12:02 AM
What they want you to do is this: in the very first stitch of that round, you knit into the front of the stitch, then, without taking the old one off of the left needle the way you would usually do, knit again into that stitch, going into the back this time. So you're getting 2 stitches out of the one. Then you make a stitch. Then continue knitting for the rest of the round.
An alternate way to do this-- do you know how to M1L or M1F, for which there is a video on this site? You could start the round by doing that (M1L or M1F), then knitting the first real stitch, and then doing another M1L/M1F. It will accomplish the same thing.
Yes, I'm detailed:) -- and it's usually a good thing:rofl: .