Unsquared Sleeves by Knitting for Sanity

Unsquared Sleeves

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March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in on larger needles in unsquared pattern after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2œ - 3.0 mm
2.75 mm (C)
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
S (M, L)
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Unsquared Sleeves are named after my favorite Jazz song, Unsquared Dance by Dave Brubeck. The irregular and not so square purl and knit rib pattern reminded me of this song.
The sleeves are designed with a thumbhole so that they can keep your hands warm or can be folded over, when you need your hands free.
This pattern works great with high or low contrast yarns.
The yarn will be enough to work the sleeves and matching Unsquared Hat.

Finished Measurements
6 (6.75, 7.5) in 15 (17, 19) cm circumference for wrist, 7 (8, 9) in 18 (20, 22) cm circumference for arm, 10.5 in 24 cm length, unstretched.

Pixie by Dragonfly Fibers, Fingering, 100% Merino, 430 yards/113 gr,1 skein in colorway Winterfell (black) (MC), 1 skein in colorway Beaches (teal) (CC). http://www.dragonflyfibers.com/

For magic loop with one large circular needle: One 32 in (80 cm) size US 2.5 (3 mm) and US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles, or for magic loop with 2 circular needles: two 24 in (40 cm) size US 2.5 (3 mm) and two US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles or, for DPN’s: One set of 5 DPN’s size US 2.5 (3 mm) and US 2 (2.75 mm).
Notions: Crochet hook for crochet border around thumbhole, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

27 stitches and 38 rows = 4 in (10 cm) on larger needles in unsquared pattern after blocking.
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 in (10 cm) on smaller needles in unsquared pattern after blocking.

Construction Notes
The directions for the sleeves are written to work the magic loop technique. Alternatively, the sleeves can be worked with double pointed needles. The sleeves are worked in the round until the thumbhole section. Work this section flat and after that continue in the round. A crochet edge is worked around the thumbhole for a clean finish. The sleeves are identical and reversible.
Pattern comes with written and charted directions.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited by Kristinamama Knits and tested by several knitters. Check out my test knitters beautiful versions.