I also want to try sock knitting. Wear mittens in middle of summer, making people think you are crazy. Lets just say loooots of learning experiences. I’ve been trying around myself a few times, but each time the thumb came out awkward and not very comfortable. Normally i used the size 4 mm /uk6/ uk 8 needles and then i have to do 11 gusset sts. A thumb is not a cylinder stuck to a rectangle. We have knitted after the large chart to where we should start increasing for the thumb (the black squares in the large diagram).
July 1, 2008
I always place my marker between two stitches so it doesn’t fall off: K1, work in pattern to end (this means we are purling, ribbing, purling.