Please help! I am making a pair of mittens in stockinette stitch with 44 stitches on needle. Here's where the trouble starts. on the 11th row in shaping of the thumb , it states to : knit 27. turn. cast on 1 stitch. p13 (including cast on st). turn; cast on 1 st. k14,***beg with a purl row, work 9 rows in stockinet stitch. I can cast on, but what is all this turning, and which way am i to go? I am really confused.
Last edited by specialty : 11-14-2008 at 01:56 PM.
So, exactly what are you having trouble with? If it is casting on you could simply do a backwards loop or you could try the cable cast-on or knitting on, the videos are here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on) just scroll down some.
Judge: Madame, either you will have to cease knitting or I will have to cease judging. Which shall it be?
Miss Marple: It helps me to concentrate, milord.
Judge: It does not help me, madame.
Miss Marple: Oh. Very well. (puts away knitting)
Judge: Thank you, Madame.
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It sounds like you're going to be working only a portion of the stitches (the thumb) for a while, then later you'll go back and work the rest (the finger-part of the mitten). But instead of pulling off the other stitches onto a stitch holder until you need them, you'll just leave them on the needle while you're working the thumb.
If you just follow the instructions carefully, step-by-step, it will work out. It should make sense after you try it, I think.