I am working on a pair of gloves and have hit a brick wall. I am working with 4 dpns, 14 stitches on each one. The thumb is at the beginning of the first needle. This is what the pattern says:
starting with needle on line with the thumb, leave first eight stitches on needle, then slip 32 stitches onto stitch holder or cotton string (I prefer cotton string), leaving remaining 8 "back of hand" stitches on remaining needle.
Now, knit first eight stitches (palm of hand), cast on 3 st for gusset, and k remaining 8 st (back side of hand) for first finger. Work 1 to 1.5" in. or to desired length, then change to k 1, p1. (To keep in ribbing pattern, it is necessary to purl together the last two stitches of the first round of
ribbing). Continue in k1, p1 for about 4 rounds, then bind off in rib.
Pick up 7 from back of hand, 3 st from 1st finger gusset, and 8 st from palm of hand, and cast on 3 for gusset. Join, work in round in same manner as for 1st finger. Bind off.
Pick up 6 st from back of hand, 3 from 2nd finger gusset, 7 from palm of hand, and cast on 3 for gusset. Join, work as for 2nd finger.
Use remaining 12 st, pick up 2 from 3rd finger gusset. Work for desired length and bind off.
I'm not sure where to start slipping the 32 stitches. No matter how I look at it, I don't see where I would have 8 st remaining. Can someone please decipher this for me?