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. Julia

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

  2. Chrissy

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

  3. Debi

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

  4. jenna

    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!

  5. Julie

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

  6. Kelly

    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!).


  7. Heather

    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!

  8. Tanya

    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.

  9. eca

    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

  10. Debi

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

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

  11. Spitting Yarn » Rippit

    […] 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. […]

  12. Maryann

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

  13. Maria

    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.

  14. 116356447431419306 «

    […] 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. […]

  15. I think therefore I knit » Knit-Tragedy Part 1

    […] 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.    […]

  16. My growing list of someday projects-- blue thing pie

    […] 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 […]

  17. Almost…but not quite-- blue thing pie

    […] 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. […]

  18. Dailylife @ turtelina.net » Freakshow of The Dead

    […] 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. […]

  19. Adrienne

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

  20. exartstudent » This one may be a long one.

    […] 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. […]

  21. exartstudent » Lucy is almost in the sky

    […] 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. […]

  22. New Knitting : Knitting Sunshine

    […] 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 […]


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