Friday, June 16, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1946 Two-Piece Peplum Suit #147 - Knit

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Vintage 1946 Two-Piece Peplum Suit #147 - Knit


This jacket with its cutaway front & its back peplum with a box pleat is ideal as part of a suit or as a short coat over spring prints.  Knitted in white it will make an attractive summer wrap.

SIZE:  12, [ 14, 16 ]

MATERIALS: 
JACKET:
7 [ 8, 8 ] 4 oz skeins Knitting Worsted:
1 Pair #5 Knitting Needles            
#1 Crochet Hook
2 Stitch Holders                                           
3 Buttons
Shoulder Pads                                            
Elastic [ for waist ]               
Ribbon [ for casing & shoulder seams ]

MEASURMENTS FOR JACKET:                         
Bust -- 32” [ 34“, 36” ]
Width of back at underarm -- 16” [ 17“, 18” ]       
Side seam -- 16” [ 16 ¾”, 17 ½” ]   
Sleeve seam with cuff turned up -- 17” [ 18“, 18” ]        
Width of sleeve at underarm -- 15” [ 16“, 16” ]

GAUGE: 
6 sts = 1”;     
9 rows = 1”

MATERIALS: 
SKIRT:          
4 - 4 oz skeins Knitting Worsted
Circular Needle #3             
Elastic [ for waist ]

GAUGE: 
7 sts = 1”

JACKET:  PATTERN [ Weave patt ]: 
1st row:  K 1, hold yarn in front as for purling & sl 1, rep from * across row.

2nd row:  P across row.

These 2 rows constitute patt, but work k 1 sts over sl sts & vice versa to make the weave.

BACK: 
Cast on 140 [ 146, 152 ] sts. 

Work in patt for 3” even, then dec 2 sts every on both sides for next 5” [ 5 ½”, 6” ], back measures 8” [ 8 ½”, 9” ] -- 120 [ 126, 128 ] sts.

With right side facing you,  work in patt 38 [ 40, 40 ] sts, put 12 [ 13, 14 ] sts on holder, push holder to wrong side of work leaving sts on it [ until finishing box pleat ], work 20 sts in patt,  put 12 [ 13, 14 ] sts on other holder & push holder to wrong side of work [ for other half of box pleat ], finish row in patt 38 [ 40. 40 ] sts.  

Work P row with 96 [ 100, 100 ] sts. 

Work next row in patt, but k 2 tog at each st holder to make work even & firm - 94 [ 98, 98 ] sts. 

Work 4” even. 

Inc 1 st both sides for the next 4” [ 4 ¼“, 4 ½” ] -- 102 [ 106, 106 ] sts.  

Entire back to armhole measures 16” [ 16 ¾”, 17 ½” ].

ARMHOLE: 
Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 

Dec 1 st at beg of the next 12 rows -- 82 [ 86, 86 ] sts. 

Work even until armhole measures 9 ¾” [ 10“, 10 ¼” ].

SHOULDER: 
Cast off 10 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 

Cast off 5 sts at beg of next 6 rows.  Cast off remaining sts. 

LEFT FRONT: 
Cast on 17 [ 20, 23 ] sts. 

Work 1 row, of k1, sl 1, * cast on 3 sts at end of same row [ for front edge ], turn. 

P next row, continue to work in patt, rep from * 8 times [ 2” ] -- 44 [ 47, 50 ] sts.  

Keeping side seam straight, inc 1 st at front edge 4 times in every in for next 5” -- 64 [ 67, 70 ] sts.  Inc 4 [ 6, 8 ] sts more in the following 1” [ 1 ½”, 2” ] at front edge; at the same time dec at side seam same number of sts in the same number of ins.  

Front measures at side seam to waistline 8” [ 8 ½”, 9” ] -- 64 [ 67, 70 ]sts. 

Mark side seam at this point [ this will make it easier to measure ins for inc & dec ]. 

Inc 4 more sts at front edge in next in. 

Work 4” [ 4 ½”, 4 ½” ] even both sides. 

Inc 2 sts every in at side seam until it measures 16” [16 ¾”, 17 ½”]-- 74 [ 77, 81] sts.

ARMHOLE: 
Cast off 10 sts at armhole side. 

Dec 1 st at beg of next 6 rows at armhole edge -- 58 [ 61, 65 ] sts.  

At next row mark front edge. 

Inc 2 sts every in for 4” [ from front edge marker]; at same time work armhole even 66 [ 69, 73 ] sts.

Inc within the next 2” at front edge 12 [ 14, 14 ] sts -- 78 [ 83, 87 ] sts.

Work for 2 ¾” [ 3“, 3 ¼” ] even both sides. 

Armhole measures 9 ¾” [ 10“, 10 ¼” ].

SHOULDERS: 
Cast off 5 sts at armhole side every row & cast off 10 sts at front side every row until no sts remain.

RIGHT FRONT: 
Cast on same number of sts as for Left Front. 

Work P row first & inc for front edge at end of P rows to reverse shaping. 

Work same as Left Front.

LEFT FACING: 
Cast on 2 [ 4, 8 ] sts. 

Work P row first, turn, work in patt. 

Inc 1 st at end of each P row for 6”. 

Inc 2 sts at end of each P row for the next 2 ½”.  

Work even both sides for 2 ¾” [ 3“, 3 ¼”]. 

Cast off 10 sts at inc side at beg of row until no sts remain.

RIGHT FACING: 
Work same as Left Facing, but to reverse shaping work incs at end of k 1, sl 1 rows.

SLEEVES: 
Cast on 96 [ 102, 102 ] sts. 

Work 2 ½“ even in patt for cuffs.  

Work 2 P rows in succession for turn back [ this is to reverse the patt ]. 

Continue to work in patt even for 13”.

Then inc 2 sts every in for 4” [ 5“, 5” ] -- 104 [ 112, 112 ] sts. 

Sleeve with cuff turned up measures 17” [ 18“, 18” ].

CAP OF SLEEVE: 
Cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 6 sts every 1” for the next 4” -- 70 [ 78, 78 ] sts. 

Dec 3 sts at beg of every row until there are no sts remaining

FINISHING: 
For box pleat -- pull yarn through sts on first holder, keeping it on wrong side of work. 

Do same with sts on other holder. 

Fold each side over about 1” so folds meet at center back. 

Overcast each st & sew it down. 

Baste pleat closed for blocking.  

Note:  Each piece should be blocked separately.

Sew seams. 

Sew in sleeves keeping fullness of cap evenly distributed over shoulder. 

Pin facings in place. 

Sc around edges through both thicknesses, join facings with body. 

Turn & work 2nd row of sc. 

Work 2 rows of sc around edge of cuffs.  

Sew elastic to back waistline [ pulling it in to your measurements ]. 

Sew ribbon over elastic for casing. 

Sew ribbon over shoulder seams. 

Sew shoulder pads in place. 

The buttonholes should be machine-made ones. 

First buttonhole should be at waistline; & 2 more [ 3” apart ] should be above. 

Steam seams & edges lightly.

SKIRT: 
With circular needle, cast on 360 sts, join [being careful not to twist sts]. 

Knit plain for 7”. 

On the next row, knit every 35th and 36th sts together. 

Knit 3” even. 

Decrease 10 sts in this manner every 3” [having 1 less st between decreases] until skirt measures 25”.  

On the next row knit every 29th and 30th sts together. 

Knit I” even. 

Continue decreasing 10 sts in one round every 1” until 230 sts remain. 

Knit 1” or desired length.  Bind off.  

Single crochet around bottom 3 rows and 6 times around top. 

On the inside of the crocheted band at top make a beading for elastic by chaining 8 sts, catching at the top edge, chain 6, catch at the bottom edge & repeat around skirt.


ENJOY!