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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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.
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.
Plume is available in sizes XS-5XL.
Hip circumference – 33 (35, 38, 42)(46, 52, 54, 56, 61)“ / 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)“ / 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.
Yardage and Supplies
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.
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
a few stitch markers
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.)
@1dogwoof – WeCrochet Wonderfluff in Hare Heather
@yarnandfabric – Patons Lincoln Fog
@evolvecrochet – Lion Brand Wool Ease in Blush
@bygwensdesign – Lion Brand Date Night
@urbnfiber – Lion Brand Wool Ease in Fisherman
@croknitessentials – Craft Smart Value, worsted
@knitsnknotswpg – WeCrochet Wonderfluff in Ripple Heather
@mammavol – Yarn Art Allegro Aran
@tinypenguindesigns – KnitPicks Wool of the Andes
@va1erie – Lion Brand Coboo
@ modernandhandmade – Lion Brand Heartland
@justkeepcrocheting – Lion Brand Heartland
@itsinstitches – Lion Brand Heartland
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.
What a fabtastic post! Color collection is also attractive. Thanks for sharing the all seasons sweater ideas with us!
I made these last night and they were amazing! Definitely adding them to the rotation!!
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!