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Design by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
6 1/2 inches long, approx 8-inches circumference (stretched) Will fit up to a 9 1/2-inch hand circumference.
- Sock weight yarn* (191 yds/50g per skein): 1 skein #146
- Size 1 (2.5mm) set of 5 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers
- Stitch holder or scrap yarn
*Sample project was completed with Ultramerino 4 (100 percent wool) from Artyarns.
16 sts = 2 inches/5cm over K3, P2 Rib (slightly stretched)
To save time, take time to check gauge.
M1 (Make 1): Inc by making a backward loop over right needle.
K3, P2 Rib (multiple of 5 sts)
Rnd 1: *K3, p2; rep from * around. Rep Rnd 1 for pat.
Cast on 60 sts, placing 15 sts on each needle. Join without twisting and work in K3, P2 Rib until cuff measures 3 inches from beg.
Beg thumb gusset
Rnd 1: K1, [M1, k1] twice, place marker, continue in established Rib pat to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: Working thumb gusset sts as knit sts, continue in established rib pat around.
Rnd 3: K1, M1, knit to 1 st before marker, M1, k1, continue in established Rib pat around.
Rep Rnds 2 and 3 until there are 23 sts between beg of rnd and marker. (80 sts total)
Place 23 gusset sts on scrap yarn or holder.
Cast on 3 sts, using backward lp method at beg of next rnd to bridge gap left by placing sts on holder.
Continue working in K3, P2 Rib for 2 inches from top of thumb gusset. Bind off all sts in pat.
Place sts from holder onto 2 dpns. With 3rd dpn, pick up and knit 3 sts across cast-on sts at top of gusset. (26 sts)
Rearrange sts as needed on dpn. Attach yarn and knit 1 rnd. On next rnd, knit around and dec 1 st at inner part of thumb. Knit 3 rnds even. Work in K3, P2 Rib for 5 rnds. Bind off all sts in pat.
Using yarn end near thumb gusset, reinforce join and close any gaps.
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