Increase For the Hand

Space 4 M1s around the base of each hand as follows:

Increase For the Thumb

We begin increasing for the thumb, and we’ll keep track of where we are by placing markers on the needles. For some reason I skipped recording the first thumb, so here is the second – don’t worry. They’re both the same.

Slip Markers As You Increase For the Thumb

Continue Increasing For the Thumb

Easily Tell If It’s Time For an Increase Round

You don’t have to count or write anything down. Here’s how to know exactly when it’s time to increase.

Remove Thumb Stitches

Thread a tapestry needle with scrap yarn and thread 9 thumb stitches onto it for later, removing the markers and knitting one round as you do so.

Knit the Hand

Count Your Rounds Easily

You can place a marker in the very first knitted round to help you count for later on. Make sure you have the right number of stitches on the needles (21, 23, or 25) before you get too far.

Decrease for the Top of the Hand

Decreasing for the hand uses the decreasing techniques of SSK, K2TOG, and S2KP. I’ll show you how to do each one.

Count Your Rounds Easily After The First Decrease Round

Finish the Hand Decreases

Make sure that you know the numbers for your size.

Finish the Top Of the Hand

Break your yarn, leaving a 15-inch tail, and thread it twice through the remaining stitches, and pull tight.

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