|Thumb gusset on the right, under the curve of the pin.|
Little finger on the needles.
- Using double pointed needles and knitting in the round.
- Adding stitches for thumb gusset using the M1 technique.
- Holding stitches until later.
- Adding stitches by backward loop method.
- Weaving in lots of ends, since you will be joining yarn when it's time to knit the thumb.
Here's a close-up of the cuff. It's a smocking stitch, where the wrap is formed by knitting between, in this case, the 6th and 7th stitches from the end of the left needle. This makes a very long stitch which you put back onto the left needle and knit along with what was the first stitch on that needle. Quite fun and isn't it a great look?
At first I was worried that the colorful and varied yarn would keep the smocking from standing out, but I think it works so I decided to stick with it to the end. I have a dark fuchsia wool coat for winter and the gloves will be a great accessory.
Freezing rain here, after a horrible and unusually fierce snow storm. Here in the Pacific NW on the west side of the state we tend not to get so much snow, especially at lower elevations. But this one has us all at sixes and sevens. The snow has ended and now the freezing rain begins to cement the slush and trenches formed by brave cars yesterday.
I'll be knitting.