Using Up That Leftover Yarn

Having the yarn left over from Heidi’s housecoat meant having to think up something to do with it, so the obvious solution was – a new sweater for the Sasha girls. Cora is modelling the new sweater made from the Snuggly Wuggly yarn, while Mercedes is modelling the same sweater made from an Isaac Mizrahi yarn, by Premier Yarns.
The sweater knit up well in either yarn, and features slightly puffed sleeves and a lacy peplum with matching collar.
The pattern for the peplum sweater is below. Happy Knitting!

Peplum Sweater for Sasha

Materials:

1 ball Snuggly Wuggly yarn by Loops & Threads (5 oz/141 gram ball) – this is considered a DK/Light Worsted yarn (This sweater was designed as a way to use up the yarn left over if you made the Sasha housecoat from my earlier post.)

Or, 1 ball Isaac Mizrahi Craft yarn by Premier Yarns (2.5 oz/70 gram ball) 

3.5 mm knitting needles (UK – 9, US – 4)

Tension:

Approximately 5 stitches/8 rows per 1”/2.5 cm, in stockinette stitch

Stitches:

Garter stitch – knit every row

Stockinette stitch – knit one row, purl one row

Abbreviations:

K – knit

P – purl

Dec – knit or purl two together

M 1 – pick up loop between stitch just worked and next stitch and place on left hand needle; working into the back of the loop, knit – inc made

YO – yarn over

SL 1, K 1, PSSO – slip the next stitch from the left hand needle to the right, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the one just knitted – decrease made

K 2 tog – knit the next two stitches together as one – decrease made

Peplum Sweater:

Back: 

Beginning at lower hem, cast on 67 stitches.

  1. Knit.
  2. Knit.
  3. K 2, *yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3, k 2 tog, yo, k 1,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, k 1.
  4. K 1, p to last stitch, K 1.  (All purl rows are worked in this way, with a knit stitch at the beginning and end of the row..)
  5. K 3, *yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, k 2 tog, yo, k 3,* repeat from star to star to end of row.
  6. Purl row.
  7. K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, *yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 5,* repeat from star to star to last seven stitches, yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 1, k 2 tog, k 1 (65 stitches).
  8. Purl row.
  9. Knit.
  10. Purl row.
  11. K 1, *k 2 tog,* repeat from star to star to last two stitches, k 2 (34 stitches).
  12. Knit.

Continue in stockinette stitch for ten rows even.

23) Cast off two stitches, knit to end of row.

24) Cast off two stitches, purl to last stitch, k 1.

25) K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, knit to last three stitches, k 2 tog, k1.

26) Purl row.

27) Knit.

28) Purl row.

Repeat rows 25 to 28, three times more.  Cast off.

Right Front:

Beginning at lower hem, cast on 36 stitches.

  1. Knit.
  2. Knit.
  3. K 3, *yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3, k 2 tog, yo, k 1,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, k 1.
  4. K 1, p to last three stitches, k 3. 
  5. K 4, *yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, k 2 tog, k 3,* repeat from star to star to end of row.
  6. K 1, p to last three stitches, k 3. 
  7. K 5, *yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 5,* repeat from star to star to end of row, ending row with a k 4 instead of k 5.
  8. K 1, p to last three stitches, k 3. 
  9. Knit.
  10. K 1, p to last three stitches, k 3. 
  11. K 3, *k 2 tog,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, k 1 (20 stitches).
  12. Knit.

Repeat rows 9 and 10, five times (10 rows total).

23) Knit

24) Cast off two stitches, purl to last three stitches, k 3.

25) K to last 3 stitches, k 2 tog, k 1.

26) K 1, purl to last three stitches, k 3.

27) Knit.

28) K 1, purl to last three stitches, k 3.

Repeat rows 25 to 28, one time.

33) Cast off three stitches at neck edge, knit to last three stitches, k 2 tog, k 1.

34) K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.

35) K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, knit to end of row.

36) K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.

37) K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 5, k 2 tog, k 1.

38) K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.

39) K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3, k 2 tog, k 1 (7 stitches).

40) K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.

Cast off.

Left Front:

Beginning at lower hem, cast on 36 stitches.

  1. Knit.
  2. Knit.
  3. K 2, *yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3, k 2 tog, yo, k 1,* repeat from star to star to end of row, ending row with a k 3 instead of k 1.
  4. K 3, purl to last stitch, k 1.
  5. K 3, *yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, k 2 tog, yo, k 3,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, k 1.
  6. K 3, purl to last stitch, k 1.
  7. K 4, *yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 5,* repeat from star to star to end of row.
  8. K 3, purl to last stitch, k 1.
  9. Knit.
  10. K 3, purl to last stitch, k 1.
  11. K 1, *K 2 tog,* repeat from star to star to last 3 stitches, k 3 (20 stitches).
  12. Knit.

Repeat rows 9 and 10. , five times (10 rows total).

23) Cast off two stitches knit to end of row.

24) K 3, purl to last stitch, k 1.

25) K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, knit to end of row.

26) K 3, purl to last stitch, k 1.

27) Knit.

28) K 3, purl to last stitch, k 1.

Repeat rows 25 to 28, one time.

33) K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, knit to end of row.

34) Cast off three stitches at neck edge, purl to last stitch, k 1.

35) Knit to last three stitches, k 2 tog, k 1.

36) K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.

37) K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 5, k 2 tog, k 1.

38) K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.

39) K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3, k 2 tog.

40) K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.

Cast off.

Sleeves (Make two alike):

Beginning at lower sleeve hem, cast on 17 stitches.

  1. Knit.
  2. Knit.

Work four rows even in stockinette stitch.

7) K 1, m 1, k to last stitch, m 1, k 1,

8) Purl row.

9) Knit.

10) Purl row.

Repeat rows 7 to 10, until there are 25 stitches on needle.

Continue in stockinette stitch until 30 rows total have been worked from cast on edge.

Cast off two stitches at the beginning of each of the next two rows.

  1. K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, knit last three stitches, k 2 tog, k 1.
  2. Purl row.
  3. Knit.
  4. Purl row.

Repeat rows 1 to 4, three times more.

  1. K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, knit last three stitches, k 2 tog, k 1.
  2. K 1, p 2 tog, purl to last 3 stitches, p 2 tog, k 1.
  3. Decrease as per row one, but casting off at the same time.

Join shoulder seams.

Set in sleeves to armhole edges, gathering slightly at shoulder seam to fit.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Collar:

Wrong side facing, skip first two cast off stitches of front neck, and then pick up 22 stitches around neck edge, skipping the last two stitches of front neck.

  1. Knit.
  2. Knit.
  3. K 1, purl to last stitch, k 1.
  4. Knit into the front and back of each stitch across the row to last stitch, k 1 (43 stitches).
  5. K 2, purl to last two stitches, k 2.
  6. K 2, *yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3, k 2 tog, yo, k 1,* repeat from star to star to last stitch, k 1.
  7. K 2, purl to last two stitches, k 2.
  8. K 3, *yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, k 2 tog, yo, k 2, m 1, k 1,* repeat from star to star to last 8 stitches, yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, k 2 tog, yo, k 3 (47 stitches).
  9. K 2, purl to last two stitches, k 2.
  10. K 4, *yo, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, yo, k 3, m 1, k 3,* repeat from star to star auto end of row, ending with a k 4 instead of k 3 (51 stitches).
  11. K 2, purl to last two stitches, k 2.
  12. *K 10, m 1,* repeat from star to star to last eleven stitches, k 11 (55 stitches).
  13. Knit.

Cast off.

Sew in all loose yarn ends.

Sew on buttons and snaps to right and left front garter stitch plackets.

Copyright 2020 Cynthia’s Designs

Please enjoy this pattern, but do not reprint without permission.  If selling items made from this pattern, please credit Cynthia’s Designs for the pattern.

11 thoughts on “Using Up That Leftover Yarn”

  1. Thank you very much for the tutorial of this very pretty model. I really like the matching collar a lacy peplum.
    Nothing better to finish a ball of yarn !!!
    Congratulations on your pretty knits.
    kindly yours
    Edwige

    Reply
    • You are welcome. We think the peplum adds a nice finish to the sweater, too! Thank you for your lovely compliment on my patterns. I am quite enjoying designing them, and to have other people like them is always gratifying.

      Reply
  2. WOW, Thank You!!! This beautiful design has just gone to the top of my “to-do” list.
    I love that your wonderful patterns are so ‘doable’.
    I can just hear my Kruseling girls whispering behind me that they want one too. Hehehe, they thought I couldn’t hear them. I might surprise them and see if I can knit the sweater in smaller sizes. :))

    Reply
    • That’s funny, because my Kruseling girls were whispering the same! Jealousy is an issue in our home, I am afraid. I am trying to decide if I could bring it down to size with a size 10 crochet thread…that is next on my “to do” list, but I’ve some sewing to do this week, first. If you manage it before me?…I would love to hear of your results. Thank you for your compliment on my patterns. I am trying for attractive for the “kids'” sake, but easy enough for most knitters/crocheters, with some experience, to have favourable results.

      Reply
  3. i must say that i love your patterns and appreciate it so much that you make them available for free. i also really enjoy your sweet posts.

    Reply
    • Thank you. What a lovely compliment about my posts. I like offering the free patterns, because so often I see a lot of people overcharging for their doll patterns. I understand trying to make money, but I dislike gouging, so this is my small way of sharing patterns in the hope that those like me, who have a limited income, can still have access to creative things. Some day, I may collate them into a pattern book, but that would be more for convenience than profit, if it ever happens!

      Reply

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