This jacket is inspired by the silver screen glamour of the 1930s. In particular, the style of Joan Crawford. Her character Crystal in the film 'The Women' was very influential; a shop girl with airs above her station and expensive tastes.
I wanted to incorporate a peplum into the design, but didn't want it to taper at the back, in order to keep it short and playful. Another design element I had to include was a bow, to accentuate the slightly raised waistline. Silk is the obvious choice, as it emphasises the soft drape of the full sleeves and peplum, but cotton would also look the part!
Tension: 23sts and 30 rows to measure 10cm measured over stocking stitch using 3.5mm needles.