Cabled fingerless gloves pattern

I'm going to have to figure out the pattern when I do the one for my right hand, but the yarn is KnitPicks' Decadence in Spring Leaf.  I have fat arms and wrists, so though it's rated a 5 for weight, I cast on 40 sts onto size 9 dpns.  Oh, this will probably take about two hanks if you do the version as written as I've got a nice sized ball left over from this one, but I'd bet it's not enough to get the second one done by itself.  Eh, I feel like figuring it out instead of sleeping.  Here's a rough pattern:

Sized for fat wrists (ie. about 8" circumference)
CO 40 sts evenly to four size 9 dpns
PM and join yarn
Row 1: K all sts
Row 2: P all sts
Row 3: K all sts
Row 4: P all sts
Row 5-11: K all sts on 1st needle.  Bring yarn to front and P sts on 2nd needle until 4 sts remain.  Bring yarn to back and K remaining 4 sts on 2nd needle. K first 4 sts on 3rd needle. Bring yarn to front and P remaining sts on 3rd needle. Bring yarn to back and K all sts on 4th needle.
**Determine if this is for a right or left hand.
LEFT HAND:
Row 12: K all sts on 1st needle.  Bring yarn to front and P sts on 2nd needle until 4 sts remain.  Slip remaining 4 sts onto a cable needle and hold to the back.  Bring yarn to back and K first 4 sts from the 3rd needle. K 4 sts from the cable needle. Bring yarn to front and P remaining sts on 3rd needle. Bring yarn to back and K all sts on 4th needle.
Rows 13-20: Follow directions for rows 5-11.
Row 21: Follow directions for row 12.
Rows 22-29: Follow directions for rows 5-11.
Row 30: Follow directions for row 12.
Rows 31-38: Follow directions for rows 5-11.
Row 39: Follow directions for row 12.
Rows 40-47: Follow directions for rows 5-11.
Row 48 (AKA the Thumbhole row): K first 2 sts on 1st needle.  Using scrap yarn, K 6 sts.  Slip those 6 sts back onto 1st needle and K all remaining (8) sts using working yarn.  Bring yarn to front and P sts on 2nd needle until 4 sts remain.  Slip remaining 4 sts onto a cable needle and hold to the back.  Bring yarn to back and K first 4 sts from the 3rd needle. K 4 sts from the cable needle. Bring yarn to front and P remaining sts on 3rd needle. Bring yarn to back and K all sts on 4th needle.
RIGHT HAND:
Row 12: K all sts on 1st needle.  Bring yarn to front and P sts on 2nd needle until 4 sts remain.  Slip remaining 4 sts onto a cable needle and hold to the front.  Bring yarn to back and K first 4 sts from the 3rd needle. K 4 sts from the cable needle. Bring yarn to front and P remaining sts on 3rd needle. Bring yarn to back and K all sts on 4th needle.
Rows 13-20: Follow directions for rows 5-11.
Row 21: Follow directions for row 12.
Rows 22-29: Follow directions for rows 5-11.
Row 30: Follow directions for row 12.
Rows 31-38: Follow directions for rows 5-11.
Row 39: Follow directions for row 12.
Rows 40-47: Follow directions for rows 5-11.
Row 48 (AKA the Thumbhole row): K all sts on 1st needle.  Bring yarn to front and P sts on 2nd needle until 4 sts remain.  Slip remaining 4 sts onto a cable needle and hold to the front.  Bring yarn to back and K first 4 sts from the 3rd needle. K 4 sts from the cable needle. Bring yarn to front and P remaining sts on 3rd needle. Bring yarn to back and K first 2 sts on 4th needle. Using scrap yarn, K 6 sts.  Slip those 6 sts back onto 1st needle and K all remaining (8) sts using working yarn.
RESUME FOR BOTH HANDS
Rows 49-56: Follow directions for rows 5-11.
Row 57: P all sts
Row 58: K all sts
Row 59: P all sts
Row 60: K all sts
BO using both a size 9 and a size 8 needle held together.
THUMBHOLE
With care, pull out scrap yarn and place live sts evenly on three size 9 dpns. PM at beginning which should be palm side.
Row 1: K 6 from beginning.  M1. K 6 sts.  Depending on your skill level, M1 or M2.  The M1/M2 are to avoid gaps at the base of the thumbhole.  I find the palm side to be harder to fill in.
Rows 2-8: K all sts.
Row 9: P all sts.
Row 10: K all sts.
Row 11: P all sts.
Row 12: K all sts.
BO using both a size 9 and a size 8 needle held together.
Weave in ends.
If blocking, do so lightly as the cable is what pulls the fabric tight around the wrist when worn.  Also, for those who are nervous about live sts for the thumbs (I know I am), I've found the explanation on how to do it from the mittens episode of Knitty Gritty to be especially helpful: Marking the Thumb (video) and Thumb (no video).

As badly and non-standard written as it is, this pattern is copyrighted by moi.  Please e-mail me at devillibrarianATgmail.com if you'd like to reprint it.  I'll give you my real name at that point for proper contribution.  Linkage directly to this post is otherwise greatly appreciated.

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