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Blue Diamonds Fingerless Gloves

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kisso    October 26, 2013
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I have the hardest time understanding how to knit the thumb. It's confusing to me. I followed the pattern up to Row 3, where it says to K1, M1, K4, M1, K1. Then, it directs me to continue until I have 22 increased stitches. Continue what? The pattern I just described? Why did I have to put a place marker? What purpose does it serve? Row 4 suggest to knit across, put 17 INCREASED stitches onto a needle holder, then knit across. At this point, I don't have 17 increased stitches! Remember? I was supposed to have 22, but the instructions don't tell me how. So, I'm stuck and frustrated. Could someone, please help me?

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bella196842  November 1, 2013
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Kisso, the placement marker indicates, where your increases begin, (the knit to end), you should have a few stitches to knit, after the last increase = 8 total stitches, on your first increase round. The next round, you will knit all stitches (no increases made this round. So, every other round, you will be increasing 2 stitches, beginning at the placement marker. I made a typo on the 17 increased stitches, it should read 22. Those go onto the stitch holder, once all increases are made, every other round. I hope that helps.

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kisso  November 9, 2013
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Okay, that helped a bit. So, I just keep increasing 2 stitches on every other round, right? Until I have 22 stitches.
Sorry for being such a dufus. I mean I finished the gloves my own way, but I hate it when I'm unable to make sense of something.
Thank you for your help.