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Old 10-02-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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The BSMittens; where to start the mitten shell? (updated)
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATTbroadstreet.html

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?

In advance thanks!
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Old 10-02-2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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I would guess it should be a few rows before the fingers start. I doubt it's crucial to get it *just* the right spot, or else they'd be specific.

Hold your hand in a fist and look at where your knuckles are. Just guesstimate where that would be on the glove and start there.
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Old 10-02-2005, 04:14 PM   #3
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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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Old 10-02-2005, 04:35 PM   #4
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Thanks!!!!
And good point about the crucial thing.. Silver!
Knuckles is called almost the same in norwegian, so I guess I have the right "location"!!!
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:08 PM   #5
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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...



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