from Knitter’s Almanac, p. 61
Gauge: 4.5 st to 1 in
Needles: 5 DPNs in size needed to achieve gauge
Size: Adult (8 inches around hand)
Row 1. CO 48 st (12 st per needle), one working needle.
Row 2. k1,p1 for 5 rounds.
Pattern (by needle)
Needles 1 and 3: k1, m1, k to last 2, k2tog
Needles 2 and 4: ssk, k to last st, m1, k1
Row 4: k
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until length is sufficient to reach little finger (usually 9.5 inches).
Eliminate m1 stitches and continue until 8 st remain.
Weave 4 st and 4 st together, or just fasten off the ends.
Snip 1 st where you want the center of the thumb to be.
Unravel 7 st each side of snip.
Pick up st on 3 needles. k 15 rounds. Fasten off. Neaten corners with the snipped yarn that’s hanging out there.