How to make a cropped sweater with flounces

from Annalisa Chelli - 12 October 2020

Annalisa Chelli

Community Manager at DHGshop
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Autumn is the perfect season for our Hokusai. Being a wool, alpaca and viscose yarn it’s warm, light and shiny. Not to mention its colour chart is full of nuances that reminds us of the colour of leaves.

To highlight all the characteristics of Hokusai and autumn today we’re offering you the pattern for a cropped sweater with flounces. Ideal for a layered outfit.

Let’s get started.

cropped sweater with flounces

MATERIALS
Hokusai yarn col. Saffron 130 g / 4.6 oz
Needles no. 6 EU / 10 US

GAUGE
10 cm x 10 cm / 4″ x 4″
15 stitches x 24 rows

KNIT STITCHES USED
Knit
Purl
Increase
Decrease
Rib 1/1:
knit 1 and purl 1.

SIZE: S

cropped sweater with flounces - pattern

How to make the front of the cropped sweater with flounces

Cast on 130 (134 M – 138 L) stitches and rib stitch 1/1 for 8 rows.
On the 9th row knit the stitches 2 by 2. At the end of the round we should have half the number of stitches, so 75.
Continue alternating a knit row and a purl row. Do 40 rows in total (45 M – 50 L).
Cast on 130 (134 M – 138 L) stitches and rib stitch 1/1 for 8 rows.

Row 1: knit 1, increase 1, knit 73, increase 1 and knit 1
row 2: purl
row 3: knit 1, increase 1, knit 75, increase 1 and knit 1
row 4: purl
row 5: knit 1, increase 1, knit 77, increase 1 and knit 1
row 6: purl
row 7: knit 1, increase 1, knit 79, increase 1 and knit 1
row 8: purl

At the end of row 8 you’ll have 81 stitches.

Continue with a knit row and a purl row until 80 rows (88 M – 96 L).

Bind off all stitches.

Do the for back exactly what you did the front.

cropped sweater with flounces - with hokusai yarn

How to sew up the front and the back of the cropped sweater with flounces

Once you’ve done the two sleeveless pieces, go on to the making up.
Sew the shoulders for about 10 cm / 4″.

But before going on to sewing the sides you need to make the arm hole.
Start from the increases and pick up 88 stitches.
Rib stitch 1/1 for 8 rows.
Bind off the stitches.

Do the same thing for the other arm hole. Once this last step has been done close the sides.

tutorial cropped knit sweater

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