Pow! Sleeves

Inspired by comic book art and illustrations using bright colors to emulate the iconic style, these unique gloves are perfect for your nerd-loving friend. Play with the colors to make the perfect pair!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished upper arm measurement 8½” [25cm] to fit upper arm size 8½” – 10” [22-26 cm]

Gauge: 28 sts and 37 rows = 4” [10cm] in St st after blocking; 30 sts and 37 rows = 4” [10cm] in colorwork pattern after blocking; 34 sts and 37 rows = 4” [10cm] in rib after blocking

Materials

Yarn: Knitpicks Palette (100% peruvian highland wool; 231 yards [211 meters]/50 grams): #25089 Regal (MC, 2 balls), #25531 Canary (CC, 1 ball)
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles
Notions: 4 stitch markers, waste yarn

Abbreviations

M1l (Make 1 left): Insert left needle into yarn between stitches from front to back and knit through the back.
M1r (Make 1 right): Insert left needle into yarn between stitches from back to front and knit through the front.

Pattern Notes

The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down beginning with a section of 2 x 2 rib and alternating this with colorwork. The final section of rib includes the thumb gusset.

Pattern

Co 64. Divide between 4 DPNs and join the rnd being careful not to twist. Pm for start of rnd.
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 1 makes up 2 x 2 rib. Rep rnd 1 until work meas 4” [10cm] from cast on edge. (37 rows approx)
Next rnd: K.
Rep this rnd once more.
Work large chart in full repeating four times each rnd or written instructions as follows:
Rnd 1: *K1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k3MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 3: *K2MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k2MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *K3CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k2CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: *K1CC, k3MC, k1CC, k1MC, k3CC, k1MC, k2CC, k4MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 6: *K2MC, k3CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k5CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 7: *K3CC, k3MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k6MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 8: *K4MC, k3CC, k2MC, k6CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 9: *K1MC, k4CC, k6MC, k3CC, k2MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 10: *K2MC, k2CC, k6MC, k2CC, k3MC, k1CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 11: *K1CC, k3MC, k2CC, k3MC, k2CC, k2MC, k3CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 12: *K3CC, k2MC, k1CC, k3MC, k2CC, k2MC, k1CC, k2CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 13: *K2MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k4MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 14: *K1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k2MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 15: *K1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k3CC, k1MC, k3CC, k1MC, k1CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 16: *K1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k3CC, k3MC, k3CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 17: *K1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k2MC, k1CC, k3MC, k1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 18: *K1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k4CC, k3MC, k1CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 19: *K1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k3MC, k2CC, k2MC, k5CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Next rnd: Using MC, k.
Rep this rnd once more.
Next rnd: Work in 2 x 2 rib.
Rep this rnd until rib meas 10cm.
Next rnd: *k6, k2tog; rep from * 8 times. (56 sts)
Next rnd: K.

Work small chart or written instructions as follows:
Rnd 1: *K1MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k3MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1CC, k1MC, k1CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 3: *K1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *K2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k1CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: *K3MC, k1CC, k1MC, k3CC, k1MC, k2CC, k3MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 6: *K1MC, k3CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k4CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 7: *K2CC, k3MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k5MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 8: *K3MC, k3CC, k2MC, k6CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 9: *K4CC, k6MC, k3CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 10: *K1MC, k2CC, k6MC, k2CC, k3MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 11: *K3MC, k2CC, k3MC, k2CC, k2MC, k2CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 12: *K2CC, k2MC, k1CC, k3MC, k2CC, k2MC, k1CC, k1CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 13: *K1MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k4MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 14: *K1MC, k2CC, k1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k2MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 15: *K1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k3CC, k1MC, k3CC, k1MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 16: *K1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k3CC, k3MC, k3CC, k1MC, k1CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 17: *K1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k2CC, k2MC, k1CC, k3MC, k1CC, k1MC, k1CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 18: *K1MC, k1CC, k1MC, k1CC, k2MC, k4CC, k3MC, k1CC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 19: *K1MC, k1CC, k3MC, k2CC, k2MC, k5CC; rep from * to end.
Next rnd: Using MC, k.
Next rnd: Work in 2 x 2 rib.
Repeat this rnd 7 more times.

Inc for Thumb Gusset
Rnd 1: Rib 6, pm, m1l, k1, m1r, pm, rib to end. (3 sts between markers)
Rnd 2: Rib to m, slm, k1, p1, k1, slm, rib to end.
Rnd 3: Rib to m, slm, m1l, k1, p1, k1, m1r, slm, rib to end. (5 sts between markers)
Rnd 4: Rib to m, slm, k2, p2, k1, slm rib to end.
Rnd 5: Rib to m, slm, m1l, k2, p2, k1, m1r, slm, rib to end. (7 sts between markers)
Rnd 6: Rib to m, slm, k3, p2, k2, slm, rib to end.
Rnd 7: Rib to m, slm, m1l, p1, k2, p2, k2, m1r, slm, rib to end. (9 sts between markers)
Rnd 8: Rib to m, slm, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, slm, rib to end.
Rnd 9: Rib to m, slm, m1l, (p2, k2) twice, p1, m1r, rib to end. (11 sts between markers)
Rnd 10: Rib to m, slm, k1, (p2, k2) twice, p1, k1, rib to end.
Rnd 11: Rib to m, slm, m1l, k1 (p2, k2) twice, p2, m1r, rib to end. (13 sts between markers)
Rnd 12: Rib to m, slm, (k2, p2) three times, k1, rib to end.
Rnd 13: Rib to m, slm, m1l, (k2, p2) three times, k1, m1r, rib to end. (15 sts between markers)
Rnd 14: Rib to m, rm, sl 15 thumb sts onto waste yarn, co 1 across gap, rib to end.

Work straight in rib in rnds until rib measures 4” total.
Bind off using surprisingly stretchy bind off.
Pick up 15 thumb sts from waste yarn and 1 from cast on. (16 sts)
Working sts as seen work in rnds in rib for 7 rnds.
Bind off as above.
Weave in ends and block. yarn ball

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