New Pattern: Fortuna (Cardigan and Pullover)

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!





  1. Sharon Eshlaman · ·

    Gorgeous……like the femininity.

  2. It’s really stunning. I love the cardigan and feel it will be moving into my Ravelry Queue. Well done!

  3. Lori Meyer · ·

    Ok, I jumped! I’ve never knit a sweater before and I’ve invested in both the pattern and yarn, wish me luck!

  4. Karen E · ·

    It is in my queue and the perfect pattern for yarn in my stAsh…Will be doing the cardi version…. LOVE it.

  5. margiev · ·

    This looks wonderful – I’m heading to Ravelry now to get it 🙂

  6. I love the twice versions!

  7. Reblogged this on girlwhoknitsandpurls and commented:
    Isn’t this just a beautiful sweater and cardigan pattern? I just love it, and I love that she used my favorite yarn maker, Tanis Fiber Arts, to make both the pullover and the cardigan.

  8. Debra Witte · ·

    Love them ! ♥

  9. GranAnn · ·

    You’ve got two winners. Pattern went on my Ravelry wish list.

  10. Beautiful. Love the pattern running down the center back.

  11. LOVE it….

  12. Beautiful! I love the cardigan version the best. The lace panels are beautiful and perfect for transition temperatures (or this morning!).

  13. They’re both so beautiful! You’re making it difficult for me to decide which one I should make. 🙂

  14. Love it, as someone who feels the heat more that the cold [or should that be fears] as sweater as airy as this is just delightful. I’m heading over to Ravelry right now to put it on my “to do” list. Thank you

  15. Congrats on the pattern, will check it out

  16. Going to ravelry. I love the options, cardigan or pullover, and 3/4sleeves.

  17. eatcoastal · ·

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cardi.

  18. Diane Bleicher · ·

    Hi Glenna, I bought the beautiful pattern “fortuna” and wanted to know is the 2″ positive ease in the pattern for the size. If I measure 40″ bust then 42″ would give me a finished size of 42″ or 44″. I know this is a stupid question but I seem to fail to understand how this works

  19. Hi Glenna,
    Spent a couple of days reading through your archives and now I am enthusiastic about starting another pi shawl and knitting up some of my sock yarn stash. Looking forward to trying your rib sock pattern. Thanks!

  20. Oh, this is sooo pretty! I have been waiting for the pattern to come out and even had my yarn picked out. And I absolutely cannot wear raglan sleeves. Drat.

  21. So gorgeous!! I love the lace panel in the back too- a perfect summer cardi!

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