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Old 06-24-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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I'm busy with this pattern and got a bit stuck over at the arms:



"cast on 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows for thumb."

what are they saying? Should I add 3 more sts and then knit the row and then add 3 more sts and then knit the next row? Or should I just add 6 sts and then knit 2 rows? I don't get it?
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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You are doubling up in the stitch. So instead having 6 stitches you've got 12 so you've doubled up in every stitch.

I hope that made sense to you.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
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I meant at the second cast on :

"cast on 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows for thumb."

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Old 06-24-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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Cast on 3 then complete the row. When you start the next row, cast on 3 again and complete the row.
Do the same with the cast off.
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How do I cast off 3 stitches while I still have to knit the rest???
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:19 AM   #6
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You cast off as normal, and the yarn will be in the right place to finish the row.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:11 AM   #7
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but then I'll have to cut the end off before I finish the last row in able to thread it through the stitches I'm casting off?
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:34 AM   #8
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No, when you cast off at the beginning of the row, there's one st on the right needle with the working yarn on it, and all the rest of the sts on the left needle. Just knit them. Try it and you'll see how it works out. You just can't cast off at the end of a row because that will leave the working yarn at the edge and you can't use it for the other sts still on the needle.
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