Hi! I'm getting ready to start the Open Palm Mittens and I have a couple of questions about the pattern (I'll include the link for the pattern at the end if anyone can help!)
First, I'm having a hard time understanding this part of the pattern (I'll underline the part I'm confused about):
2nd inc. round--Inc. 1 st in first st, k2, inc. 1 st in next st, k to end of round; 7 sts in thumb gore. K 2 rounds even. Continue to inc. 1 st each side of thumb gore every 3rd round having 2 more sts between incs. after each successive inc. round until there are 15 sts in thumb gore; 54 sts.
K 2 rounds even. Slip 15 thumb sts to strand of yarn. Cast on 3 sts, mark for end of round; 42 sts. Place first 10 sts on first needle, next 10 sts on 2nd needle, and remaining 22 sts on 3rd needle for palm. K 10 rounds even.
(Is that underlined part wordy, or am I just trying too hard to understand the directions?)
Dividing round--K 20 sts, leave on needles for back of hand; bind off next 22 sts in ribbing. Fasten ff.
(What is 'ff'?)
The pattern can be found here:
Thanks for the help!