Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Did you know your thumb is on sideways?

The fingering weight sideways mittens (FWSM) are progressing nicely. I've got the hand done, and am knitting up the plan for the thumb, hoping it works as I thought it would.

So far?

Using a 2.0mm circular needle, cast on 100 sts with a provisional cast on.
Row 1: k49, pm, k2, pm, k49
Row 2: sl1, k47, kfb, k2, kfb, k48
Row 3: sl1, k48, kfb, k2, kfb, k49
Row 4: sl1, k49, kfb, k2, kfb, k50
Row 5: sl1, k50, kfb, k2, kfb, k51...
... continue until you have 130 sts. You should have 16 rows.

Knit even for 26 rows.

Row 43: sl1, k61, k2tog, k2, ssk, k62
Row 44: sl1, k60, k2tog, k2, ssk, k61
Row 45: sl1, k59, k2tog, k2, ssk, k60
Row 46: sl1, k58, k2tog, k2, ssk, k59...
... continue until you are back to 100 sts.

Graft side of mitten closed. Transfer live stitches from provisional cast-on onto circular needle.

Thumb instructions to follow...

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