This was loosely adapted from the cable pattern on the poncho. I used two patterns -- Jo Ellyn Wheeler's "Cabled Wristers" from the Fall 2004 (4:3) Twists and Turns and Bonne Marie Burns's "Voodoo Wrist Warmers" from Winter 2002 Knitty -- for inspiration.
Cast 40 stitches onto two size 7 circular needles, joining into round. First round: *k1, p2, k9, p2, k1, p5; repeat once from *.
Beginning with round 2 of the four round pattern below, knit until piece measures about 7 inches. The pattern repeats once each round.
- K1, p2, k9, p2, k1, p1, k3tog, p1, k3tog, p1
- K1, p2, k9, p2, k1, p5
- K1, p2, cross 4 right (instructions below), k1, cross 4 left, p2, k1, p1, increase 3 (k1, p1, k1 in same stitch), p1, increase 3, p1
- K1, p2, k9, p2, k1, p9
- K1, p2, k1, bind off 7 stitches, continue in pattern to end (round 4)
- K1, p2, k1, cast on 7 stitches, continue in pattern to end (round 1)
I'm generally pleased with the result. I actually think a thumb gusset would be desirable, but I don't really have the gumption to figure that out.
Crossing instructions are from http://www.knitting-crochet.com/terms.html
Cross 4 Left: Slip next st onto cable needle and leave at front of work, knit next 3 sts from left-hand needle then knit st from cable needle.
Cross 4 Right: Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, knit next st from left-hand needle then knit sts from cable needle.
Here is my attempt to chart the pattern. Click on the picture to see a larger version.