Pattern of the Week: Lucy Sweater
A sweater for all occasions, the Lucy Sweater from knitscene Fall 2018 lets you move seamlessly from morning lounging to work to an evening out on the town.
It’s the kind of sweater that actually makes me excited for chilly weather, even as I’m loving the sunshine and working in the garden. And it is definitely worth turning up the air conditioning to work on it this summer.
The Lucy Sweater is a classic ribbed piece with a unique and flattering cable that travels from the collar down the center and then frames the slits on the sides. The cable adds knitting intrigue and elongates the torso, giving this loose-fitting cardigan structure. I absolutely love the versatility of this pullover! You can knit it with negative or positive ease and it will still look fantastic—and thanks to the ribbing, it will always be comfortable.
It pairs perfectly with leggings, jeans, or dress pants—it’s truly a sweater to live in. Just make sure you select a yarn that won’t weigh you down, like Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed. This tweed-tastic yarn is made from pure new wool and is perfect for sweater knitting.
Does the Lucy Sweater make you itch to take out those knitting needles for fall knitting, or are you sticking to accessories for the summer? Check out the rest of the issue for more fall knitting inspiration.
DESIGNER Joan Forgione
FINISHED SIZE 37 (40, 44, 48¼, 53, 57, 62½)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 44″; modeled with 13″ of positive ease.
YARN Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed (100% pure new wool; 183 yd [167 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #884 light gray, 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) skeins. Yarn distributed by WEBS.
NEEDLES Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 20 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in K2, P2 Rib; 38 sts of Center Cable chart = 4½” wide.