Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2006, 02:16 PM   #1
VictoiseC
Instepping Out
 
VictoiseC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manhattan / Catskills that's cats kills!
Posts: 2,402
Thanks: 25
Thanked 83 Times in 74 Posts
um, still not sure: fingerless gloves from Weekend Knitting
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.
__________________
v.i.c.t.o.i.s.e.




VictoiseC is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 11-03-2006, 02:39 PM   #2
Boogs
Knitting the Flap
 
Boogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Boogs
It is very simple.

You knit those 8 stitches using waste yarn - this is so you can go back and create the thumb later.

Next, put the stitches just knit with the waste yarn back onto the left-hand needle.

Now you will knit them as normal as if you'd not knit them already.

Does that make sense?

This is the same method used on Knitty's 'Fetching'.
__________________


I am not obsessed, I'm just highly pre-occupied!

Boogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2006, 07:11 PM   #3
VictoiseC
Instepping Out
 
VictoiseC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manhattan / Catskills that's cats kills!
Posts: 2,402
Thanks: 25
Thanked 83 Times in 74 Posts
oh god, RETURN LAST 8 STITCHES TO LEFT NEEDLE

of course. I knew it was simple but... does your brain ever get stuck in STUCK ? I kept thinking there was supposed to be 8 stitches left on the needle....

So, I use a piece of waste yarn and create 8 new stitches with that, then knit them again. Wow. Someday I will be a great knitter, just not yet.

Thank you SO MUCH for helping me out!
__________________
v.i.c.t.o.i.s.e.




VictoiseC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 07:29 AM   #4
Boogs
Knitting the Flap
 
Boogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Boogs
Originally Posted by Victoise
... does your brain ever get stuck in STUCK ?
Frequently!

Quote:
Thank you SO MUCH for helping me out!
You're most welcome.
__________________


I am not obsessed, I'm just highly pre-occupied!

Boogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 02:34 PM   #5
VictoiseC
Instepping Out
 
VictoiseC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manhattan / Catskills that's cats kills!
Posts: 2,402
Thanks: 25
Thanked 83 Times in 74 Posts
Oh shoot. Boogs. I'm not doing something right.

First I knit 8 stitches using JUST waste yarn, put them on left needle & knit them... but when I went round & came to them they fell apart, well I took them off the needle and they fell apart. oh god I sound so dumb here

That wasn't right because I didn't have 28 stitches left to knit like pattern says.

Now, I ripped it and put it back and tried knitting 8 thumb stitches together along with the waste yarn. Then I put the 8 back on. That would give me 28 stitches left to knit (after knitting the 8).
But when I go to knit the 8 stitches off the left needle, the main yarn is 8 stitches into that needle, in other words it's dangling from middle of needle. So, I just carried the main yarn over to the beginning of the needle so I could knit the 8 stitches which leaves a small bit of yarn hanging in back. But the math is right. So, is that how I 'm supposed to do it?

I don't think they are specific enough but I know later on I won't believe how thick I am. Wish I could show this in person!

What do you think.
__________________
v.i.c.t.o.i.s.e.




VictoiseC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 04:33 PM   #6
Boogs
Knitting the Flap
 
Boogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Boogs
Hope this visual helps some - apologies for any blurriness due to my rushing to get this done!

Knit to where the waste yarn is to be placed:



Start knitting with the waste yarn:



Slip the stitches from the left to the right needle:



Now use the regular yarn to knit those waste yarn stitches:





You will have a tail from the waste yarn but you shouldn't lose the stitches you have already knit at that point. If you prefer it you can tie both ends of the waste yarn together to prevent the stitches slipping off until you are ready to tackle them later.
__________________


I am not obsessed, I'm just highly pre-occupied!

Boogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 04:42 PM   #7
VictoiseC
Instepping Out
 
VictoiseC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manhattan / Catskills that's cats kills!
Posts: 2,402
Thanks: 25
Thanked 83 Times in 74 Posts
oh my god Boogs I can't believe you did that!!!! To take the time to shoot pictures, I'm bowled over. (not a Brit term)

You are incredible. Really. I'm going downstairs to get my knitting and I'll sit here and do this while looking at the pix.
I didn't do either of those.

wow wow
__________________
v.i.c.t.o.i.s.e.




VictoiseC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 04:45 PM   #8
Boogs
Knitting the Flap
 
Boogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Boogs
You're welcome - I hope it all works out for you and you'll show us the finished product.
__________________


I am not obsessed, I'm just highly pre-occupied!

Boogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 05:33 PM   #9
VictoiseC
Instepping Out
 
VictoiseC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Manhattan / Catskills that's cats kills!
Posts: 2,402
Thanks: 25
Thanked 83 Times in 74 Posts
Boogs I can't believe I didn't just do that, it was simply stated and I kept trying to do something the hard way. Of course! that's how you do it, just knit with the waste yarn. You wouldn't believe the convoluted things I did.

Don't bother answering if you're busy (it is Sat night I realise)
but I'm keeping those 8 stitches alone on one needle. (as I ignore them) That's correct right?

Wish I could do something for you. ! Thanks again.
__________________
v.i.c.t.o.i.s.e.




VictoiseC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 06:00 PM   #10
Boogs
Knitting the Flap
 
Boogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Boogs
Originally Posted by Victoise
Don't bother answering if you're busy (it is Sat night I realise)
Not busy with anything much but knitting, as per usual.

Quote:
...but I'm keeping those 8 stitches alone on one needle. (as I ignore them) That's correct right?
No, you will continue on with the pattern as written, you will come back to the waste yarn later to pick up the stitches and knit the thumb.
Keep on knitting in the round as you were doing previous to this point.

Quote:
Wish I could do something for you.
Just keep on learning - you'll have all this stuff down in no time, I'm sure and then it'll be your turn to help out and give pointers.
__________________


I am not obsessed, I'm just highly pre-occupied!

Boogs 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
knitting fingerless gloves BeckyK How-to Questions 2 12-13-2010 09:56 AM
Help with fingerless gloves newknitter23 How-to Questions 2 12-15-2008 02:20 PM
Fingerless gloves... Brandy_m General Knitting 1 10-17-2007 11:25 AM
Weekend knitting fingerless mitts Cleo How-to Questions 7 11-15-2006 06:52 PM
Creative Knitting: Nov 2004 Fingerless Gloves humblestumble What'cha Knittin'? 14 12-11-2005 08:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:26 PM.