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Old 02-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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I am new to knitting. Know the basics, but am stuck on a pattern from red-heart yarn. I have k-2, p-2 for 12 rows now it is asking me to divide for thumb. Instructions state ( and this is where I get confused)"Right Side, Keeping continuity of ribbing, work across 26 sts, bind off next 2 sts, work to end."
If I work the 26 sts starting with k-2,p-2, I am at a pearl st and not sure how to bind off for the thumb opening on a pearl stitch.
The pattern doesn't explain and I am at a loss on how to achieve this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Binding off is just taking the 2nd st on the R needle over the first stitch, otherwise you do the st on the L needle as a purl or knit. And remember you need 2 sts to BO 1, so after you work 26 sts purl the next 2 sts, then lift the first one of them over the other. Knit the next stitch and lift the other purl over it. Now continue to the end of the round/row.
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thanks. I followed the directions and binded off 2 sts continued then the nest row it asked me at where I had binded off to cast on 2 sts and I did then continued the row. Now its telling me just to k-2, p-2 until I reach my desire length and bind of but the whole for the thumb you can't ever put your little finger in can the pattern directions be wrong or am I missing something?
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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You might have bound off or cast on too tight. Go back and do it again more loosely, or use 3 sts.
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This is the pattern. I will take your advice on the 3 sts but actually I think more like four or more for the thumb. I guess I will play with it. It was looking so good until I got to this part now I don't have a clue how it will turn out.

Finished Measurement: One size approximately 7”
around when flat. Wrister will stretch to fit most women.
Red Heart® With Love™: 1 skein 1816 Waterlily.
Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9].
Yarn needle.
GAUGE: 24 sts = 4”; 22 rows = 4” in ribbing. CHECK YOUR
GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.
RiGHt WRistER
Cast on 38 sts. Knit 1 row. Work in ribbing as follows:
Row 1 (Right side): K2, * p2, k2; repeat from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2; repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for ribbing until piece measures 2”
end Row 2.
Divide for thumb (Right side): Keeping continuity of ribbing,
work across first 26 sts, bind off next 2 sts, work to end.
Next Row: Work to bind-off, cast on 2 sts, work to end.
Work even in ribbing until piece measures 8” or desired
length. Bind off all sts in ribbing loosely.
LEFt WRistER
Work same as for Right Wrister EXCEPT work Divide For
Thumb Row as follows: K10, bind off 2 sts, work to end.
FiNisHiNG
Sew seams. Weave in ends.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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It's not a good thing to repost a pattern from another site here; even when free, it belongs to other people and they don't like to have them posted in forums.

Yeah, at 6 sts per inch, 2 sts isn't much for a thumb opening, so I think 4 may be better. Though keeping the BO and CO loose it'll stretch in the ribbing.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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It's not a good thing to repost a pattern from another site here; even when free, it belongs to other people and they don't like to have them posted in forums.
Yes, better to post a link or just a few lines of the part you're having trouble with.
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