Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-30-2006, 12:11 AM   #1
elfhelm
Ribbing the Cuff
 
elfhelm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumb Gusset
Yargh!

I finished my second pair of fingerless glove/mitt things tonight and it was complete with a thumb gusset (first time ever) ... kind of. Actually, it's not even a pair yet, just a lonely glove. Anyway, I had a hell of a time trying to understand how to go about making the gusset.

I followed this line: "Round 31: k1. Slip 6 st onto stitch holder. CO 6 st, join, and knit rest of round."

Only when it came time to pick up stitches... I have no idea if I did it correctly as it was my first time doing that as well. It looks pretty good, considering what I had been expecting, but I had hoped to avoid holes (nope) and there's a weird twist thing happening on the back side (non-palm).

Is there a tutorial anywhere on how to make thumb gussets? I googled in vain looking for something with photos or clear instructions.

Since the first glove is already done, can anyone tell me how to disguise the little gaps between the thumb and glove body?

On the bright side, I've finally conquered DPNs!
__________________
Emilia was a Slytherin (my journal & knitting blog)
elfhelm is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-30-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
Congratulations on the dpns! It's a skill that comes in handy.

You probably can just sew the hole closed with a piece of yarn.

It could be that casting on the stitches in the middle caused the gap, but Knitqueen had a great idea for adding stitches in the middle of a project. Cast on an extra stitch at each end of the group, so you'd cast on 8 instead of 6. On the next round, knit the first co stitch together with the stitch before it on the mitten and the last stitch together with the next stitch of the mitten. This should help.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thumb Gusset Help sweetdarling How-to Questions 2 09-25-2011 04:24 PM
thumb gusset muddyboots How-to Questions 1 07-06-2010 02:42 PM
Thumb Gusset xknitknitx How-to Questions 3 11-01-2009 07:47 AM
Help with thumb gusset thalia326 How-to Questions 4 09-29-2007 05:37 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:54 PM.