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Plume Sweater: A Batwing Pullover For All Seasons

by | Crochet, Garments

With basic stitches and a seamed construction, the Plume Sweater is a classically shaped batwing sweater that works up quickly and drapes beautifully. Let’s talk Plume, shall we?

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fuzzy batwing sweater

Construction

The Plume Sweater consists of 2 seamed panels, a BACK panel and a FRONT panel. The only difference between the two is the curve of the neckline, with the FRONT panel having a deeper drop at the neckline. So, while it looks like to have a boatneck neckline, there is a slight drop in front to give a little more breathing room.

large batwing sleeves on crochet sweater

The two panels are then seamed up, with the addition of ribbed cuffs at the forearms. These cuffs can be adjusted for length, so you can make your Plume Sweater with 3/4 length sleeves, or long cozy sleeves for colder weather. Sweater length and sleeve length customizations are noted in the pattern.

For this pattern, you’ll need to know a few basic crochet stitches, as well as a mattress stitch seaming. This batwing sweater pattern is appropriate for Advanced Beginner to Intermediate crocheters.

Sizing

Plume is available in sizes XS-5XL.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Hip circumference – 33 (35, 38, 42)(46, 52, 54, 56, 61)β€œ / 83.75 (89, 96.5, 106.5) (116.75, 132, 137.25, 142.25, 155) cm
Recommended 1-3” / 2.5-7.5 cm of positive ease at upper hip

Total length – 21 (21.5, 22, 22)(22.5, 23, 23, 23.5, 23.5)β€œ / 53.25 (54.5, 56, 56)(57, 58.5, 58.5, 59.75, 59.75) cm

Model is wearing size M 3” of positive ease.

The sweater is designed to sit right at your hip bone, so you’ll use that measurement to determine sizing. With the batwing construction, there is lots of positive ease in the bust and upper arms. If you are in between sizes, you may consider moving down a size, since the sweater does automatically have more of a oversized feel.

plume sweater against a tree

Yardage and Supplies

YARN:
1000 (1050, 1100, 1200)(1300, 1400, 1450, 1500, 1550) yds /
914 (960, 1005, 1097)(1188, 1280, 1325, 1371, 1417)m
of worsted weight yarn with 9-12 WPI

The yardages given are for full cuffs. Any adjustments in sweater length or cuff length will change your yardages accordingly.

plume batwing sweater with long ribbed cuffs

SUGGESTED NEEDLES AND NOTIONS:
K – 6.5mm hook for edging/cuff
L – 8.0mm hook for body
Adjust as necessary to obtain gauge. tapestry needle
scissors
a few stitch markers

Testers

The Plume Sweater was tested up to size 2XL. Scroll below to see tester photos, as well as the yarn they used. (If you are a 2XL or above and are interested in testing future projects, please apply to be part of the tester pool.)

crochet batwing sweater

@1dogwoofWeCrochet Wonderfluff in Hare Heather

 

@yarnandfabric – Patons Lincoln Fog

@evolvecrochetLion Brand Wool Ease in Blush

 

@bygwensdesignLion Brand Date Night

 

@urbnfiberLion Brand Wool Ease in Fisherman

 

@croknitessentials – Craft Smart Value, worsted

 

@knitsnknotswpgWeCrochet Wonderfluff in Ripple Heather

 

@mammavol – Yarn Art Allegro Aran

 

@tinypenguindesignsKnitPicks Wool of the Andes

 

@va1erie – Lion Brand Coboo

 

@ modernandhandmadeLion Brand Heartland

 

@justkeepcrochetingLion Brand Heartland

 

@itsinstitchesLion Brand Heartland

 

@_amandarinaLion Brand Touch of Alpaca

4 Comments

  1. Noni

    This looks amazing! I’m wondering, foe a summer sweater could I use a non-wool blend yarn? Or does it need the stretch? I’m thinking something cotton/linen/bamboo-based and DK weight for a meshy feel.

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    • ChiWei

      With a different weight yarn you will likely need to make adjustments based on your gauge, or to get the same gauge will really need to increase your hook size. It all comes down to the gauge!

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  2. Sidharth Kapoor

    What a fabtastic post! Color collection is also attractive. Thanks for sharing the all seasons sweater ideas with us!

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  3. fireboy and watergirl

    I made these last night and they were amazing! Definitely adding them to the rotation!!

    Reply

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