Material Yarn: 1 skein of Merino DK Da Fazenda - 100% merino wool. (You’re gonna use approximately 120yd/1,34oz.) Needles: 3mm (dpns) Notions: 3 markers; darning needle for finishing
Size Woman (adult)
Gauge (St-st, not blocked)
26sts x 38rds = 4″
Picot bind off
Step 1: Using the knitted cast on, cast on two stitches in the left needle. Step 2: Bind off four stitches. Step 3: Place the stitch that is on the right needle back onto the left needle.
Directions Cast on 40sts and join to work in rounds. Place a marker to indicate the beginning/end of the circle.
Divide sts that way: 16sts on needle 1, 8sts on other three needles.
Purl first round.
Start working pattern stitch.
rnd 1: *yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1*. rnd 2 and all even rds: k. rnd 3: *k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2*. rnd 5: *k2, yo, cdd, yo, k3*. rnd 6: k.
Repeat rds 1-6 four times more (5 times total).
Hand and thumb
Now that the cuff is done, you are going to knit all sts except those on needle 1, where you have to keep working the pattern stitch.
Knit 2 rds (don’t forget to work st pattern as stablished).
Right hand: next rnd, work sts on needle 1, k4, place a marker, m1, place another marker, k to the end of the rnd.
Left hand: next rnd, work sts on needle 1, k to the last 4 sts, place a marker, m1, place another marker, k4.
From now on: (for both hands)
rnd 1: k to the marker (working stitch pattern whenever it’s needed), sl m, m1, k to the next marker, m1, sl m, k to the end of the rnd. rnd 2 and 3: k (working stitch pattern whenever it’s needed).
Repeat these 3 rnds seven times more, when you are going to have 17 sts between your markers.
Next rnd, k to the marker, sl m, p17, sl m, k to the end of the rnd.
Then, k to the marker, sl m, make the picot bind off (8 picots total) in the next 17 sts, remove second marker, k to the end of the rnd.
Next rnd. k to the marker, remove marker, k2tog (to close thumb gap), k to the end of the rnd.
Again you have 40 sts on your needles. Work as stablished for more 15 rounds.
Purl one round.
Repeat picot bind off.