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Old 11-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Glove question
I've cast on and started the ribbing, 2 @ time, for Basic Plain Gloves. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...love-pattern-2

When I've completed the ribbing for the cuff the pattern is:

Change to St. St. and inc 1 st at end of round
45 (49,51,55) sts.
Hand and shaping thumb gusset:
Rd 1: K22 (24,25, 27), pm, m1L, K1, M1R, pm, K to end
Rd 2: Knit.
Rd 3: K22 (24, 25,27), slm, m1L, K3, M1R, slm, K to end
Rd 4: Knit

and so on...


I'm thinking that as this is a gusseted thumb that it won't make left and right hands. Is this correct? It seems obvious but the obvious and seemingly obvious trip me up way too often.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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Right, I think it's a 'neutral' pattern and the gusset is in the same position on both.
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Thanks, Sue, I want neither 2 lefts nor 2 rights.
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This pattern would be the way to go then. The other kind without the gusset is known as a peasant or afterthought thumb. It gives you a definite left and right glove. But you have to be careful where you put the thumb in with scrap yarn or you will end up with two rights or two lefts. Ask me how I know.
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This pattern would be the way to go then. The other kind without the gusset is known as a peasant or afterthought thumb. It gives you a definite left and right glove. But you have to be careful where you put the thumb in with scrap yarn or you will end up with two rights or two lefts. Ask me how I know.

How do you know? Was it two lefts or two rights? I wondered if peasant and afterthought thumbs were the same. For once I decided to follow the pattern as written *gasp* and decided before I risked it, I'd ask. Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:02 PM   #6
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It was convertible mittens. The most beautiful pair you ever saw. It was only AFTER I was done with both that I discovered I had two rights and no lefts. Ouch!
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My row gauge is off
The row gauge for the pattern is 10 rows per inch. My swatching (in the round) was 10 rows per inch but now I'm getting 12 rows per inch. How do I adjust for the stark reality of actual rows per inch? The pattern calls for increasing 2 sts every 3rd round but I know I need to do something different. What info do I need to provide?

My sts/inch is working out the way it should.

I thought I understood how to figure this out. I was mistaken.
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You're getting more rounds per inch so you'd need to make them further apart, maybe every 4th round. Convert the rows to inches according to the pattern gauge, then into rows in your gauge. Every 3 rows is .333" or 1/3 of the 10 rows - .333 times 12 is 4 so that works out the same.
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I use the magic loop to knit mittens. I learned this trick from Kelly's video on mitten making on Knit Picks about where to place the gusseted thumb. I come in 4 stitches from where the round begins and place the stitch marker , knit the next two stitches front and back to increase to 4 stitches, place marker. Then plain round . then increase by two stitches on each increase row separated by plain rows between increase rows. One the 2nd mitten, I locate the thumb 4 stitches in from what would be the side seam and repeat the increase rows. When increases have reached 14 stitches, place gusset stitches on waste yarn and knit 2-3 stitches to close that gap and continue in the round.
I hope this will help you.
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I hate patterns. I like to use a measuring tape and measure the distances. I've done a lot of mittens and convertible mittens. I've done gloves, too, although I really don't like making the fingers. Your distance from where you end the ribbed cuff to the thumb opening is going to be the same as the thumb length. For medium size mittens and gloves, which most people are, is about 2 1/2 inches for these two measurements. From the thumb opening to where you will actually start the fingers is about 1 3/4 to 2 inches depending on your hand size. If these gloves are for you, knit until you get to where your knuckles and fingers meet. If this is for someone else, see if you can get them to trace their hands on a piece of paper for you and measure from that.

A teen/small woman size will be about 2 1/4 inches. Large size will be 2 3/4. The measurements are pretty standard, unless you run into odd people. I'm doing gloves for my in-law. His hands are average but he has long drummer fingers. This also won't work if someone has linebacker/big moose hands. Best to get out that piece of paper and maybe two sheets if they're really large. Hope this helps.
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