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Wristbands of Fury 

by Kelli Kemery

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Every female superhero needs armbands, be it She-ra or Wonder Woman. These superhero armbands are the perfect accessory for any super woman.

These armbands show that you don’t have to be a boy to be a superhero! These are a super fast knit and a wonderful accessory that girls of all ages will enjoy.


 



Size

Toddler [Child, Teen, Adult]
Size Shown: Child

Finished Measurements

Wrist circumference: 3[4½, 5½, 7] inches
Length: 4[4, 6¼, 8½] inches

Materials

Sweet Georgia Superwash DK [100% superwash merino wool; 256 yards per 115 gram skein];

         Silver (MC); 1 skein
         Raspberry (CC); 1 skein

Recommended needle sizes

US 4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles

Notions

Size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook
Darning needle
4[4, 6, 8] Buttons
Needle and thread for attaching buttons

Gauge

24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in St st

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from the ribbed cuff, down to the hand.  The hand is created using decreases along each end. The button band is picked up and knit in a p2, k2 rib. After this is complete, a simple edge is crocheted along the hand edge, creating the finger loop. A star motif is knit down the center of the wristbands using fair isle. Due to longer blocks of color, it is best to either use a woven fair isle technique or simply twist your main color around the contrasting color every few stitches to avoid long floats and the motif bunching.

Skills Required

Basic decreases, Fair Isle, single crochet and crochet chain.

 

Instructions

Ribbed Cuff

Using a long tail cast on and CC, cast on 18[26, 34, 42] sts.
Row 1 (WS): K2, (p2, k2) across.
Row 2 (RS): P2, (k2, p2) across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 1 inch, ending with a WS row.
Switch to MC.

 

Detail

Arm

Row 1 (RS): K2[6, 10, 14], pm, k14, pm, k2[6, 10, 14].
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3 (Decrease row): Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog: 16[24, 32, 40] sts.
Row 4: Purl across.
Rows 5-17: Work in St st, following chart over the 14 sts between markers.
Row 18 (WS): Purl across.
Repeat Rows 1-18, 0[0, 1, 2] times: 16[24, 30, 36] sts.

Repeat Rows 1-14 of Arm: 14[22, 28, 34] sts.

 

Detail
 

Hand Shaping

Once you have decreased all of the sts before and after  markers, remove the markers. Place marker in each end of last row.
Row 1 (RS): Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, working Row 15 of chart when you come to it, k2tog: 12[20, 26, 32] sts.
Row 2: P2tog, purl to last 2 sts, working Row 16 of chart when you come to it, p2tog: 10[18, 24, 30] sts.
Row 3: Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, working Row 17 of chart when you come to it, k2tog: 8[16, 22, 28] sts.
Row 4: P2tog, purl to last 2 st, p2tog: 6[14, 20, 26] sts.
Row 5: Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog: 4[12, 18, 24] sts.
Continue decreasing in same manner until 2 sts remain. For teen size, you will end on a RS row; purl these 2 sts together. For the toddler, child and adult sizes, you will end on a WS row; knit these 2 sts together. For all sizes, cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.

Button Bands

Right Side
With RS facing and CC, working in end of rows, and beginning at the bottom right corner, pick up 32[32, 48, 64] sts evenly spaced across to marker.
Rows 1-3: (P2, k2) across.
Row 4 (RS - Buttonhole Row): *P2, k2, yo, p2tog, k2; repeat from * 3[3, 5, 7] times more.
Rows 5 and 6: (P2, k2) across.
Bind off all sts in pattern.

Detail

Left Side
With RS facing and CC, working in end of rows, and beginning in marked row, pick up 32[32, 48, 64] sts evenly spaced across.
Rows 1-6: (K2, p2) across.
Bind off all sts in pattern.

Edging and Finger Loop

Before placing the edging on, it is best to weave in all ends, particularly the tip of the hand where you will put the finger loop.
With RS facing and using crochet hook; join CC with sl st in marked row on right side above button band; ch 1, sc evenly along edge to tip, ch 10[10, 15 ,20], sc evenly along left side of hand to next marker; finish off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends and block as desired.  Attach the buttons and enjoy!

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One of the best superheroes and greatest icons for the female empowerment is Wonder Woman! She seeks the truth and promotes peace and love, but she will also never back away from a fight. Kelli Kemery is a mother of 4 children who enjoys knitting, designing and dyeing yarn, as well as hiking, hanging out with her family and dabbling in urban homesteading.

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