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Michaele 03-27-2009 10:05 AM

Finger Gussets
 
Here's the link to the pattern:
http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/mens-...ess-gloves.htm

There are gaps in between the fingers that I've knit. I guess I could just sew them closed, but I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong.

The directions aren't very clear about what to do with the cast on stitches that make up the finger gusset. I'm not sure if I should knit them for the first round, and then leave them on a spare needle, or if I should just cast them on and then leave them on a spare needle without knitting them in that first round.

Eventually, I decided to do the latter. For example, for the first finger gusset,
I knit 8,
CO 3 and left those three on a spare needle,
and then knit the remaining 8.

Then when I got to the next finger,
I picked up 7 from the back of hand with the needle holding the 3 st from 1st finger gusset,
and then I COed 3 for gusset for the 2nd finger, left them on a spare needle.
Finally, I picked up 8 st from palm of hand, and started my round with those 8 sts.

I'm visualizing the finger like a circle (with the thumb on the right), and that just picked up stitches the wrong way (clockwise). I think I should have picked up the back stitches going towards the 1st finger gusset, and then picked up the sts for the palm (counterclockwise).

Or maybe it doesn't make a difference.

But my question is: How do I fix the holes between the fingers, and prevent them from occuring in the future?

Jan in CA 03-27-2009 03:57 PM

It's normal to have to sew the area between the fingers especially on patterns that require you to cast on extra for each one. If I'm doing fingers I like the way this pattern is written. It worked great and if you leave the cap off you get fingerless gloves.

http://www.subwayknitter.com/uphtml/...0necessity.pdf

Michaele 03-30-2009 10:49 AM

Do you use yarn or thread to sew the holes?

Jan in CA 03-30-2009 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michaele (Post 1218471)
Do you use yarn or thread to sew the holes?

I used the tails that were at the base of each finger where I started knitting the finger tube. If there isn't one there I would use the same yarn. Thread might damage or cut through the yarn. Just try and follow the other stitches as much as you can and you can barely tell.


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