One of the Nicest Things

One of the nicest things about being retired is that when the streets outside are rain soaked, and the skies force you to turn to artificial lighting the whole day through, you can change your plans on a whim. So, my winter coat languishes, half made, next to the sewing machine, but my little girls have their own version of the peplum sweater to share.

I used a size ten crochet cotton, and size 2.00 mm needles, but still did some pattern adjusting for fit. It was my first time knitting with a crochet cotton so thin, but it was surprisingly easy to work with, compared to using size 2.00 mm needles with a fingering yarn.

If I were to make the sweater again, I would most likely shorten the sleeves by two rows, and decrease another stitch on each side of the back piece and one stitch on the side edge of each front piece, to give the sweater just a bit more of a fitted look.

Still, I am pleased with the results from today’s knitting session, and Chloe is thrilled to be the first of her sisters to wear the new sweater.

The main differences in the pattern, from the Sasha sweater, are in the length and in the sleeves. I added two stitches to the lower width of the sleeves as my Kruselings girls’ hands are not as smooth as Sasha’s. The extra room in the lower sleeve just makes it easier for them to get dressed.

I am printing the adjusted pattern for the Kruselings here, as I made it today; however, if you decide to try it out, you might wish to make the sleeve length and body width changes mentioned above…or, not.

Kruselings Lacy Peplum Sweater

Materials:

Size 10 crochet thread

2.00 mm knitting needles (UK – 14, US – 0)

Tension:

10 stitches per 1”/2.5 cm

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 six 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, three times (6 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, three times (6 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 19 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 22 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.

6 thoughts on “One of the Nicest Things”

  1. ah ! merci mille fois de l’avoir adapté ! je pensais aussi le faire avec des aiguilles plus fines ! good job !!!
    encore merci !!!

    Reply
  2. Wow, you are too strong and very fast !!! I admire you.
    Me, I started and am only at the peplum. It must be said that I am doing something else at the moment, which you may discover on my blog, when it is finished !!!
    Thank you very much for the tutorial.
    Kind regards.

    Reply

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