Hi, I am finally getting around to working my Estonian mittens. They are knit on 000 needles and this is the first time I’ve worked on such tiny needles. It makes for a very dense knit. It is quite lovely so far! You can see my progress here:
Unfortunately the pattern is pretty poorly written (or translated) so I have a question for anyone who has worked this so far. I’m close to the thumb opening. This is what the pattern says to do:
“For the right hand mitten knit two stitches at the beginning of needle III, pick up 18-20 stitches on the scrap yarn (this is the first mention of scrap yarn), which is followed by knitting 18-20 stitches in addition to the previous 2 stitches, which results in the thumb opening.”
Right now I’m using a magic needle with a total of 72 stitches. I really have no idea what this means!!! Thanks for any help.