Happy Friday, knitter friends! I’m pleased after a couple of months of working away at this to be able to share my new sweater pattern with you. Fortuna is currently available on Ravelry and will also be available shortly on Patternfish and Loveknitting. (I’ll update those links as they become active).
Now that it’s done, I love it, will totally be wearing it in the warmer seasons (especially if I go back to spending more time in an air-conditioned office, but also they’re calling for a cooler summer again this year, so one never knows), and even though this pattern started life as a pullover I think I love the cardigan version even more. Hurray for light lacy sweaters!
The cardigan is shown in Tanis Fiber Arts ‘lucky penny’ colourway, which is just super, and when I went to find buttons these little clover ones were so perfect and exactly the right size I needed, so with the whole luck theme going on the name ‘Fortuna’ stuck. I like it.
This pattern uses fingering weight (or “sock” weight) yarn at 6.5 sts/inch over stockinette, and is shown here in Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere Sock. It’s worked seamlessly from the bottom up with a raglan yoke, and there are options for 3/4-sleeve as well as full sleeve, depending on your preference. And, as mentioned, it comes in both a pullover and cardigan format!
Both the cardigan and pullover show off a narrow lace panel on the back, and wider lace panel(s) on the front(s), for some nice flair and also breezy comfort. The cardigan is shown with 3/4 sleeves, the pullover with full. I’m really looking forward to having both of these in my wardrobe to reach for as light, casual layers. I’m especially eyeing the pullover as a throw-on-over-jeans layer in the not-quite-fall-not-quite-summer times.
I hope you like it, dear knitters! It has been fun to work on. And I must say thank you to my friend Lisa for modelling for me, fellow knitters are always so great at that.
I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend of knitting ahead. Have a great one!