Originally Posted by Wannabe_Pro
I've just started knitting, but I want to be able to make mittens! I've read pattern after pattern after pattern, but how one gets around the whole thumb is just confusing! (for 2 needle mittens)
Do you make a button hole then make a thumb later? Or some of the patterns suggest making a certain number of stitches, but I already have more than what they say from the cuff of the mitten. Help?
I was in the same boat, but I wanted to knit fingerless mittens as my first non-hat/scarf project. I used this pattern
, and just worked it row by row. The first hand turned out better than the second, though, because I was tired and knitting in less than perfect light for the second hand...I'm going to make another second hand tomorrow.
Keep asking questions. The folks here are very helpful!