Boy I thought this would be a breeze because I made sandal socks that required making a seperate big toe holder thingy. It should be easy but I'm stuck anyhow. I could just do what I want and I think make it turn out but if I'm going to follow the pattern here's where I get stuck:
page 102 if you have Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick
I've done the cuff and the bottom of the hand and now I'm to do the thumb, or rather, put the thumb stitches on waste yarn and knit the other part of the palm. But it DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!
You have 13 stitches on each of 4 needles. It says: The beginningof the rnd is at the pinky finger edge of the hand. Next rnd: K16, k8 thumb stitches with an 8" piece of waste yarn, return last 8 sts to left hand needle, with main yarn k8 sts worked with waste yarn, k28 to end.
Thumb sts will be picked up from the waste yarn and worked later.
but.... that k8 thumb sts with the waste yarn are you also knitting the sts from the needle? I mean, you'd have to no? So why the
"return last 8sts to left hand needle and with main yarn k8sts worked with waste yarn"
The math is, if you knit 16, then 8, you don't have 8 stitches left on a needle. ? You have 2. Unless you are supposed to only use waste yarn and how the heck would you do that.
I'm just lost there. I think it'd be easier just to do it my way but maybe not.
Am I missing a very easy concept here?
I think so, I keep studying the needles but I don't get it.