Lucy in the Sky

Looking for that little something to grab on those cool fall mornings? Something warm and cozy but at the same time sharp and put together? Lucy in the Sky is for you! Knit in a super soft, washable merino, you’ll reach for this cardigan time and time again. Dress is up over a crisp white oxford, or just throw it on over that old t-shirt for an instant lift.

Lucy is knit bottom-up in one piece, and features a diamond texture pattern on the body, smooth stockinette sleeves, raglan shaping and knit-in bands. The diamond purl pattern is easy to memorize and flies along. You won’t know how you ever did without it!

30 [33, 35, 37, 40][42, 44, 47, 50] inches, closed (make the size closest to your bust size for a sleek fit; shown in 33″ on a 36″ bust)

In st st, 20 sts and 24 rows = 4″ square

9 [10, 11, 12, 12][13, 13, 14, 15] skeins of Artyarns Supermerino [100% merino wool; 104 yd/50 g; colour 113]
approximately 950 [1040, 1100, 1150, 1240][1300, 1350, 1400, 1500] yards worsted-weight yarn

4 mm/US6 24″ or 36″ circular needle
4 mm/US6 double pointed needles
stitch markers
scrap yarn

This pattern is suitable for an adventurous beginner. Skills required: cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease, reading a chart, grafting, knitting in the round, bind off.


$6.00 CAD

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Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

Lucy is just the thing to keep you cozy all year long!







53 responses to “Lucy in the Sky”

  1. Wendy Avatar

    Fantastic! You did a great job designing this. I am going to put it on my “list.”

  2. jess Avatar

    Great pattern! I love the details of it. :)

  3. Julia Avatar

    Looks great! Congrats! I really like that you gave detailed info about the sizing, since so many people do not understand how that works.

  4. Chrissy Avatar

    I love that sweater. I’ll be getting the pattern in the future. It looks perfect for something to wear to work.

  5. Julia Avatar

    Oh, that looks great!! I love the flattering fit and the diamonds are sharp! *Great* cardigan pattern!

  6. Debi Avatar

    Lovely sweater! I’ll be purchasing the pattern in the near future! Thanks for thinking of us “fluffy” girls too! :)

  7. Gina Avatar

    How gorgeous! Fantastic.

  8. krista Avatar

    You amaze me woman.

  9. jenna Avatar

    I’ve been waiting for this pattern! It looks like it’s got just enough detail to keep the knitting interesting, and it’s a beautiful fit. I’ll be purchasing as soon as I finish my current sweater project!

  10. Julie Avatar

    nice picture of you, and very nice sweater. thanks for writing up the pattern for us coveters.

  11. Kelly Avatar

    Hi — I’m with Debi! I’ll be ordering this pattern soon! I’m working on my first non-scarf project: mittens, with the yarn I purchased from you which I adore (Lavendar Haze – so pretty!).


  12. Jen Avatar

    Oh this looks fantastic! I’ll be making this some time soon!

  13. Heather Avatar

    Great job! I love how it turned out, are the arms knit seperately and then joined or do you knit them flat and sew them on later? Thanks!

  14. nika Avatar

    I just sent you payment via paypal for the cardigan. Pls cnfm.

  15. Tanya Avatar

    What a great cardigan! I hope you still have it for purchase in a few months — I’d love to make it, but have too many things in queue right now.

  16. […] Pattern: Lucy in the Sky […]

  17. eca Avatar

    hi saw this from sweet georgia’s website… does the back have the same diamond pattern? it looks like it does from the way it wraps around your sides, but i wanted to double check…

    also, is it easy to alter the sleeve length (i’m a fan of 3/4)

    thanks so much – gorgeous pattern

  18. Carin Avatar

    What a beautiful cardigan! I would love to make this. It looks great on you.

  19. Debi Avatar

    Congrats on your pattern in Knitty! It’s stunning!

    And again, god bless you for the Plus sizing! Fluffy girls need nice sweaters too!

  20. […] The yarn (and the other 5 or 6 balls in my stash) is destined to be a Lucy in the Sky cardi, a cosmic pluto knits design. It’s unlikely to be flying on to the needles any time soon, but I’ll enjoy thinking about it. […]

  21. Maryann Avatar

    Please send an invoice so I can order the pattern for cardigan, Lucy in the Sky.
    Thank you

  22. Maria Avatar

    I finished Lucy in the Sky. Check out my blog to see the finished product. I really enjoyed everything about this pattern. It has inspired me to create my own cardigan.

  23. […] So I know that I said that I wanted to knit Arwen from IK.I planned on starting that sometime in December.BUTTTTTTTTTTTTT Have you seen this?I ran across it today. I love cardigans. Lucy in the Sky Cardigan Decisions……Decisions. […]

  24. […] Lucy in the Sky (cute cardigan by Cosmic Pluto) […]

  25. […] Item 2: Lucy in the Sky Cardigan. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Black. […]

  26. […] So I’m sure you all remember that I am in fact making my second ever sweater. My first sweater came out wearable but I hate the sleeves. Yes I still hate the sleeves. And in fact since I’ve lost weight it its a bit well ‘ease-y’ for my taste. With my figure I am much more appealing in fitted knits. A while ago I happened across the lucy cardigan, I was determined to make it. It was cute, seemed like a growing skills sort of knit (here was my first misstep) and something I would wear. So I went stash diving and looked my two lonely worsted yarns in sweater amounts. I was a good girl and swatched and had what only can be considered a knitting miracle when I got both row and stitch gauge. I never get gauge like that. Absolutely never. So I considered it a good sign and dedicated myself to this pursuit. I spent a wee (oh only an hour or three) bit of time trying to discover which cast on method would be best. I really wanted to cast on in pattern but the purl long tail cast on eluded me. I will however conquer it since I can see it being incredibly useful. So I resigned myself to the basic long tail cast on and duitfully did the seed stitch border. I worked until I got to the first button hole and even worked it out first in the swatch, thats how careful I was being. At this point I discovered to my horror and shame I had read the chart for the Lucy Cardigan well wrongly (this was totally due to my stupidity and lack of knitting skill). One of my great failings is that I hate to admit when I am wrong. I also hate to ask for help, generally prefering to rip my hair out and bang my head against a wall for a few days before doing the smart thing and in fact seeking help. I must have made real progress though because last weekend I only did that for half an hour before I emailed Cosmic Pluto my question. She was very kind and smothered her laughter and gave me the answer I needed thus confirming my inability to follow directions. And thus came the big decision. I was not thankfully that far into the pattern but the question became to frog or to fix. Now this sweater is knit all at once and that influenced my decision. Fixing a front or a back would have been easy…perhaps a bit time consuming but do-able. I was far enough along that fixing the stitch pattern was shall we say the type of thing that would make anyone not a masochist poke their eyes with their needles. So I ripped and thanked all that was holy that it was sticky wool and I was in fact able to pick up the stitches. I will admit that at this point I was a bit well out of sorts with my lucy and spent some time knitting some socks and working on lady E. However I still wanted her though I was tempted by other sweaters but I was disciplined and said nope Lucy will be the next one. So it’s a long weekend for Justin and myself which means loads of knitting time. So I sat down and had a chat with the pattern gods and made a sacrifice that this time it would in fact work for me. So I counted and re-counted and knew absolutely knew I had the count correct and started to work. I was so proud when I finished that first row. I was a Knitter and I had whipped my knitting and bent it to my will. So I purled back still happily under the delusion that I was doing the right thing and three quarters of the way through I looked and realized I had included the button band stitches in my count and thus everything I had done was wrong. I started to laugh with perhaps a touch of hysteria, clearly I was not in fact meant to make this sweater, perhaps I should stick with socks and accessories after all. Maybe that was my place as a knitter. Even though I love sweaters perhaps I should just admit I’m fine with those lovely thin knit merino cardigans.  Then I took a deep breath and decided to fix it. I also at this point decided to employ the knitters best friend of stitch markers. So I made sure the rest of that row was done correctly, fixing it as I went. What to do about the rest though? Should I plunge on and fix as I went? That seemed to be a disaster in the making considering I was now up to row three of a 12 row repeat and dropping all those stitches and weaving them back again…So I decided to go through and mark where things were wrong and where they should be (I ran out of stitch markers) and slipped the stitches. It only took about an hour and at the end I had an (as far as I know it) absolutely correct beginning to my cardigan. I admit I may be as deluded as I was before and  I foresee future knit-tragedies though when I get to the yoke/arm area, so stay tuned.    […]

  27. […] Pattern: Lucy In The Sky Cardigan by Cosmicpluto Knits […]

  28. […] the Cece lace cardigan (the ¾ sleeve version) from Chicknits (I have the yarn for this) the Ivy wrap sweater from the Fall 2006 Knitty (I already have yarn for this too) the Ariann cardigan from Chicknits the Tallulah cardigan from a Rowan magazine I won on Ebay the Sassy cardigan from the same Rowan issue the Bauhaus Fair Isle from the Spring 2007 IK (for Brian) the Dylan Goes Electric pullover from the Summer 2005 IK (for Brian) the Lucy in the Sky cardigan from CosmicPluto Knits the Coral Crossing pullover from the Fall 2006 IK the Drop-Stitch Hoodie (minus the hood) from the Spring 2006 IK the Eyelet Chemise from the Summer 2006 IK the Enid Cardigan from the Winter 2006 IK […]

  29. […] WEBS is having their Anniversary Sale. I didn’t miss out on that. I ordered enough Cascade 220 to knit two of the sweaters from my Someday Projects List. I think the Purple Jewel Heather will be used to knit the Lucy in the Sky cardigan and the Hunter Green will be used to knit the Ariann cardigan. Or I might switch them. I have plenty of time to decide because after I finish the ballet wrap and Picovoli, I think I will be taking a break from sweater knitting for a while. […]

  30. […] Lucy in the Sky: Shelridge Farms W4 (pink lemonade) […]

  31. […] Lucy in the Sky: Shelridge Farms W4 (pink lemonade) […]

  32. […] I ordered wool yesterday for Lucy In The Sky. I wanted to knit something else next, but couldnt find fitting wool, bummer. I found Jaeger on sale at Cucumber Patch, and it seems fitting for this, so I ordered! I also got wool for another Clapotis. *bounces* I dont have too much time left for knitting though, I cant believe it how fast this summer is running away. […]

  33. […] Well, I’m thinking Laura Chau’s Lucy in the Sky pattern. Worked top-down, my preferred method. Maybe a crew neck for some added warmth, and shorter sleeves… just ‘cuz. […]

  34. Adrienne Avatar

    Hello, Question regarding the pattern. What are the finished measurements of the sleeves at the bicep? Thanks!

  35. […] So this is based on Laura Chau’s Lucy in the Sky cardigan. With all the modifications I did I basically had to rewrite the pattern from scratch. I really liked her version, I just prefer mine for my own taste. […]

  36. Maureen O'Brien Avatar
    Maureen O’Brien

    That is one really nice pattern. Do you have more?

  37. […] And I just cast on for Lucy in the Sky last night, and got few rows done before bed. I really meant to have it started earlier but.. well, here it goes now. I think if I hurry enough I should be able to wear it at least once or so before it gets too warm outside. My first attempt at swatching was in fact last week sometime – started with size 6 (4mm) as recommended. And it turned out painfully too tight. Yes, I knit tight. I was about half a stitch over for every inch! That’s quite a difference! So I had to make a quick run over to the yarn store and had to buy size 7 (4.5mm) needles. I’m still about a bit less half a stitch over every 2 inches, but that’s a lot more forgivable. At least I can “rely” on stitches being relaxed, plus, with my lack of boobs I think it will fit just fine. I think if I were to go up another needle size, say size 8 (5mm) I probably would’ve been right on gauge, but the fabric would’ve been too loose and would probably stretch more and probably will become less than desirable fitting – or at least that’s my excuse anyway. […]

  38. […] My Lucy in the Sky cardigan is almost done. In fact, the actual knitting part is done. Currently it’s being blocked (if you’d call leaving the damp sweater on the floor to recover “blocking”) and waiting to have some buttons put on. I even bought the buttons already too. […]

  39. […] Finally, finished picture of Lucy in the Sky. Oh yes, I even sewn the buttons on! […]

  40. […] total splurge this past Saturday. I have been eyeing up Felicia’s take on Cosmicpluto’s Lucy In the Sky Cardigan and decided I just had to make one IMMEDIATELY! Twelve balls of Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran […]

  41. […] far by my to-knit list for this upcoming Christmas: Lucy in the Sky cardigan for Lauren, Slipped Hours pullover (Ravelry Link) for Cyndi. I have no idea what else […]

  42. […] fall temperatures that recently occurred. The chilly nights in particular prompted me to pull my Lucy in the Sky cardigan out of the closet, which has been waiting patiently since the end of May to make its debut in the […]

  43. […] Lucy in the Sky  […]

  44. […] is the Lucy in the Sky Cardigan designed by Laura Chau, named for the all over diamond […]

  45. […] gloves, and a scarf. Sweater #1 is finished. It’s a variation on Laura Chau’s Lucy in the Sky cardigan, designed in part around 5 fabulous pewter buttons I have with fern “fossils” […]

  46. […] but it will ultimately resemble some sort of cross between the Garter Yoke Cardigan and Lucy in the Sky.  I have knit Lucy in the Sky, and loved it, so I’m maintaining a fair amount of the […]

  47. […] by snailstitches under Uncategorized Leave a Comment  Waaaaay back at the end of May, I begin Lucy in the Sky . I finished the knitting pretty quickly, too. The major modification I made: knitting the sleeves […]

  48. […] With Miss Matty done and dusted I’m cracking on with the Lucy cardigan. […]

  49. […] back to Lucy.  As you know the pattern is by cosmicpluto knits and is knitting in Phildar Oxygene in Flanelle that was in my […]

  50. […] also just cast on for the Lucy in the Sky cardigan. I love the sweater, so I'm really hoping that I actually get it finished […]

  51. mil@knitted cardigans Avatar

    Nice sweater and it looks great on you.Thanks for writing up the pattern for us!Keep up the good work!:)

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