The Atlantic ocean - filled with mystery, untamed, answers to no one. Attempts to harness it usually end in twisted rubble. Over time, it wears and smooths even rock and metal. One would do well to respect, even fear, her. There are both treasure and beauty to be found in her depths, but if you want to join the ranks of those who seek it, you'll need plenty of courage - and fair amount of wool!
The Atlantic wristers use, appropriately, Atlantic Aran weight yarn. They use 1 skein and on size 10 US needles, you could finish them in one sitting. They are also reversible, so no worries about accidentally making two left gloves...(have you ever done that? I have...Irish Knot Cables...)
Try them on double points or magic loop, either way they'll be done in no time.
US size 10 double pointed needles or circulars for magic loop
Cast on 32 stitches for working in the round.
Round 1-5: knit 2, purl 2 to end.
Cable set up round: knit 2, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2.
Repeat cable set up round 4 additional times, for a total of 5 rounds. (10 rounds worked)
Cable round: knit 2, purl 2, cable 6 forward, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, cable 6 forward, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2
Work cable setup round 9 times more (10 rows separate each cable including the cable row.)
Work cable round.
Continue in this manner (working a cable every 10 rounds) for a total of 4 cables.
AT THE SAME TIME work thumb gusset:
On the row after the second cable round, work thumb gusset in this manner:
Round 1: knit 2, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 2, purl 1, increase in purl, purl 1, knit 2, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2
Round 2: knit 2, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2 knit 2 purl 2
round 3: knit 2, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 2, purl 1, increase in knit stitch, purl 1, work as established to end of round
round 4, work as established to thumb gusset. Purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, work as established to end of round
round 5: Work as established to thumb gusset, purl 1, increase in first knit stitch, increase in last knit stitch, p 1, work as established to end
round 6: Work as established until gusset, work gusset even (purl 1, knit 4, purl 1)
Alternate rounds 5 and 6 until you have 10 knit stitches in the thumb gusset, while working the cable pattern at the same time.
On the next round, put the knit thumb stitches on a holder, and join the purl stitches together again. Continue to work until you have 4 cables. Repeat cable setup round 5 times after the last cable round. Cast off.
Thumb: Pick up the 10 thumb stitches with double pointed needles, and pick up two stitches on the opposite side of the thumb. Note - I often pick up an extra stitch on each side and knit them together on the first round to prevent a hole from forming on the thumb gusset.
Work knit 1, purl 1 rib for 3 rounds. Cast off.
Repeat for second glove.