cast on 40 sts, k1,p1 around for 3 ins
rounds 1-3: knit, purl ,knit.
rounds 4-7: slip 2 (mc) sts purlways, K2 (CC)
rounds 8-11 with (mc) knit, purl, knit, purl.
repeat rounds 4-11 until piece measures 2 1/2 ins from begining of hand end on round 9
using free needle and (mc),k 1st 2 sts, slip next 8 sts to stitch holder for thunb, cast on 8 sts, knit to end of round.
Hand, begining with round 11 work even in pattern for desired length, end on round 8
DECREASE FOR TOP
begining with round 9, (P6,P2 tog.)around
round 10: knit,
round 11: (P 3, P2tog.)
work pattern rounds 4-8
round 9: (P2. P 2 tog.)
round 10 : K,
round 11 : (p1, p 2 TOG,)
round 12 : ( s 1,k 1 (cc)
round 13 with (mc) k2 tog. around
thread remaining sts. on length of yarn and finish off