I am knitting a pair of these (I hope), present for the man in my life. Usually I can understand Knitty.com patterns easy... but I cant figure out where to start the Mitten Shell.
I read in the pattern..
Pick up 30 stitches across the knuckle of the glove...
I dont know where the knuckle is..
I look at the picture of the mittens, and I think it is about the top of the 10 stitch thumb gusset????
Can anybody please guide me in the english language and the anatomy of a hand?
The knuckle side is the back of the hand. Knuckles are the bumps when you make a fist, for translation sake. It looks like you pick up stitches along there and create the mitten top so it's connected at the back of the hand. I hope that helps. It appears that you pick them up wherever you think the knuckles would be.
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I have now knitted the first mitten... and I dont like it. It is too huge in the hand, and the cuff is too small.. and the fingers are ok.. and when I put it on my hand.. it looks, what shall I say.. homemade?
I dont like it, I dont like it. I cant decide if I want to rip it back...