I'm back and I'm just going to start by asking for help.
This is my first attempt at gloves. The pattern comes from [Copyright 2000 J. Campbell] the internet, Men's Fingerless Gloves. I was inspired to look for them by seeing a pair of fingerless gloves on the ghost on top of the train in The Polar Express. I love the movie. The pattern says to put the 18 thumb gusset stitches on a string, cast on 4 stitches, knit around 56 stitches. Knit even for 1/2" or to desired lenght before knitting fingers.
I was looking for help here. It doesn't say to join the other stitches and knit in the round. Shouldn't I do this? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks much,