First off, I don't really want to take credit for the original design here, I combined a few different patterns to come up with this, and just added my own little touches. I love how they turned out though and wanted to share it!
I used Patons Decor, a worsted weight acrylic/wool blend (very similar to Plymouth Encore). I used a size US3 needle. This is a MUCH tighter gauge than is recommended for this yarn but it makes a nice firm fabric and is nice and warm. Also let me say that I don't have the daintiest of hands or wrists, so if you think these might be too big for you, you might want to go down a size needle for the cuff part at least, the rest is probably fine because of the ribbing.
I use magic loop for small diameter circular knitting but you can use dpns or 2 circs, I'm not going to be specific about the method because it works for all. There's one spot where I reversed shaping for the left and right, those instructions are in color=red[/color], it's not even that one instruction is specifically for the left and one is specifically for the right, I just made them and wear them, they aren't hand specific, just that the little cables go opposite directions.
So...........after all that blah blah blah.......
sk2po - sl 1 st knitwise, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
C3B - sl 1 st onto cable needle at back, K2, K1 from cable needle
C3F - sl 2 sts onto cable needle at front, K1, K2 from cable needle
Sorry to say, I don't know what the gauge is :oops: but the cuff measures about 7" around. Bad knitter, I know :teehee:
With US3 needle, CO 48sts loosely. Join to work in the round.
*K7, P1; rep around
Then, work 7 repeats of the following 4 round lace pattern:
Row 1: *K1, yo, K1, sk2po, K1, yo, K1, P1; rep around
Row 2: *K7, P1; rep around
Row 3: *K2, yo, sk2po, yo, K2, P1; rep around
Row 4: *K4, P1; rep around
Work 3 rounds of 3x1 rib (K3, P1 around)
K3, P1, K1, pm, M1R, K1, M1L, pm, work rest of rnd in established pattern
Row 1: Work all sts in pattern, keep sts between markers in st st
Row 2: Work 5sts in pattern, slip marker, M1R, st st to next marker, M1L, slip marker, complete round in pattern
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until 15 sts are between markers, then work 1 more repeat of row 1.
Work 5 sts in pattern, put 15 gusset sts on waste yarn, cast on 7 sts using backward loop method, complete rest of round in pattern.
Work in pattern, K2tog the first backward loop cast on st with the stitch before it and K2tog the last backward loop cast on st with the stitch after it (this will prevent a gap from forming where the new sts were cast on) You will now have 52 sts total.
Continue in pattern, incorporate new cast on stitches into 3x1 rib, for 7 rounds.
*C3B color=red[/color], P1; repeat around
Work 2 rounds in 3x1 rib, or more if desired, then BO in pattern.
Put 15 thumb gusset sts back on needle (if using dpns, divide the 15 over 2 needles); pick up 8 sts in gap on inside of thumb. Begin working in the round, first round as follows:
K14, K2tog, K6, K2tog (the K2tog's keep a gap from forming between picked up stitches and gusset stitches)
You will now have 21 sts, work 6 rounds in st st, or desired length.