01-27-2008, 07:20 PM #1 xknitknitx Casting On   Join Date: Dec 2007 Posts: 5 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Thumb Gusset I don't understand how to being the thumb gusset for a wrist warmer this is an example: Begin Thumb Gusset: First Rnd: K1, inc one st by working (p1, k1) both in next st, inc one st by working (k1, p1) both in next st, work to end of rnd. Next Rnd: k1, p1, k2, p1, work to end of rnd. Next Rnd: k1, inc one st by working (p1, k1) both in next st, k2, inc one st by working (k1, p1) both in next st, work to end of rnd. Continue increasing in this manner at thumb gusset until there are 16 sts of gusset, not including purl sts. Next Rnd: K2, thread the 16 sts of the gusset onto a scrap piece of yarn and tie loosely (these sts will be worked later), work to end of rnd. Work even until entire piece measures 17". Change to #5 needles and work p2 k2 rib for 1". BO in rib. Finishing the Gusset: With #5 needles, divide the 16 sts between 3 needles and pull scrap yarn out. Work one rnd even. Work k2 p2 rib for ½". BO in rib. can someone tell me how to begin becuase i have a hard time figuring it out Last edited by xknitknitx : 01-27-2008 at 07:35 PM. Reason: Pleaseee helpppp =(

 01-29-2008, 01:39 AM #3 redwitch Working the Gusset   Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: NZ Posts: 1,350 Thanks: 1 Thanked 182 Times in 160 Posts What you are doing is increasing in two places every second round (odd rounds increase, even rounds no increase). What this gives you is a triangle basically, it's upside down, the tip is at the bottom of your thumb. You are doing two increases, not one: those increases get further apart every round. Those increases make a line each: those lines getting further apart as you go up the hand, are the two lines of the triangle! (It's not an equilateral triangle, it's a very pointy symmetrical upside-down triangle, like the bottom half of a diamond shape) Just do exactly what the pattern says instead of thinking about it, if it's confusing you.
11-01-2009, 07:47 AM   #4
Tigerstripe
Casting On

Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
 Originally Posted by xknitknitx I don't understand how to being the thumb gusset for a wrist warmer this is an example: Begin Thumb Gusset: First Rnd: K1, inc one st by working (p1, k1) both in next st, inc one st by working (k1, p1) both in next st, work to end of rnd. Next Rnd: k1, p1, k2, p1, work to end of rnd. Next Rnd: k1, inc one st by working (p1, k1) both in next st, k2, inc one st by working (k1, p1) both in next st, work to end of rnd. Continue increasing in this manner at thumb gusset until there are 16 sts of gusset, not including purl sts. Next Rnd: K2, thread the 16 sts of the gusset onto a scrap piece of yarn and tie loosely (these sts will be worked later), work to end of rnd. Work even until entire piece measures 17". Change to #5 needles and work p2 k2 rib for 1". BO in rib. Finishing the Gusset: With #5 needles, divide the 16 sts between 3 needles and pull scrap yarn out. Work one rnd even. Work k2 p2 rib for ½". BO in rib. can someone tell me how to begin becuase i have a hard time figuring it out

Hi, I'm a new member who just discovered this old post when I came up against the same problem. You probably resolved it ages ago, but I thought it was worthwhile giving a slightly more detailed reply for others who come up against this.

I believe you were following the the pattern for http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/mikado-gloves.html

As a relative beginner to knitting, I found the instructions for the thumb vague to say the least, although the design is a lovely one and it's worth perservering with.

Redwitch's reply gave the clue I needed to work it out, although it took a lot of frustrated head-scratching and ripping apart and re-knitting before I finally grasped exactly what she was saying a couple of hours later.

I found the thumb gusset to take 16 rounds and I've written down the first few rounds so you get the idea. I've written in bold the extra knit stitches so it's obvious how the triangle increases:

Follow instructions for first 3 rounds, then:
Rnd 4: K1, P1, K4, P1, work to end of round in pattern

Rnd 5: (odd number rounds are increase rounds) K1, make one inc by P1 K1 in nxt st, K4, make one inc by K1 P1 in next st, work to end of rnd

Rnd 6: K1, P1, K6, P1, work to end of rnd

Rnd 7: K1, make one inc by P1 K1 in nxt st, K6, make one inc by K1 P1 in next st, work to end of rnd

Rnd 8: K1, P1, K8, P1, work to end of rnd

Rnd 9: K1, make one inc by P1 K1 in nxt st, K8, make one inc by K1 P1 in next st, work to end of rnd

Rnd 10: K1, P1, K10, P1, work to end of rnd (for me this was also the cable round, so make sure you're ready for that!! I'm not even sure if I understood how many rounds the pattern repeat took so watch out for this on your own work)

Continue in this way until you get to round 16. The knit stitches on the even rounds go up by 2 each time. Hope this all makes sense and saves other novices time. I've just finished the left glove, now got to reverse the above for the right!!!

Nice to meet you all, I'll be back soon!

Elizabeth.

 The Following User Says Thank You to Tigerstripe For This Useful Post: cando (12-01-2009)

 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 User Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home KnittingHelp.com     General Knitting     How-to Questions     Pattern Central     What'cha Knittin'?     Knit-Alongs     Charity Knitting     Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc.     Crochet!     Blog Threads     Knitters Knear You     Buy/Sell/Swap     The Lounge