Fortuna by Glenna C.

Fortuna

Knitting
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1000 - 2200 yards (914 - 2012 m)
Bust measures 32.75 (35.5, 38.75, 42, 44.75, 47.75, 50.75, 54, 56.75) ins around. (Same for pullover and for cardigan when buttoned)
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Fortuna is a lightweight versatile sweater for mild seasons outdoors or as a light layer indoors. Worked in fingering-weight yarn, instructions are included for both a cardigan and pullover version, depending on preference, as well as options for full and 3/4 sleeves! It might just become your lucky sweater.

This pattern is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. Sleeves
and body are worked separately until the raglan yoke, at which point all 3 pieces are joined and worked as one piece.

Cardigan shown worn with 2 ins positive ease (slightly loose). Pullover shown worn with 4 ins positive ease for slouchy look. If
in doubt, 2 ins positive ease at bust is recommended, but please choose size and fit according to your own preference.
As shown, the cardigan has 3/4 sleeves, the pullover has full sleeves.

SIZING
XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
• Bust measures 32.75 (35.5, 38.75, 42, 44.75, 47.75, 50.75, 54, 56.75) ins around. (Same for pullover and for cardigan when buttoned)

GAUGE
• 26 sts and 36 rounds over 4 ins/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked, on 3.25mm/US #3 needle OR needle size required to obtain same gauge
• 24 sts and 36 rounds over 4 ins in lace pattern in the round, blocked, on same needle size as for stockinette gauge

MATERIALS
• Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Sock 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon, 365m/400yds per 115g/4 oz skein, shown in ‘lucky penny’ (cardigan) and ‘truffle’ (pullover), 3(3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins, OR preferred fingering-weight wool or wool-blend yarn
• 3.25mm/US #3 needle OR needle size required to obtain gauge, 24” circular and double-pointed needles OR Magic Loop 36-40” circular
• 3.0mm/US #2.5 needle OR needle one size smaller than that required to obtain gauge, 24” circular and double-pointed needles OR Magic Loop 36-40” circular
• Stitch markers; 2 of one colour, 4 of another colour
• Tapestry needle
• 9 buttons, 12mm/½ inch wide (OR desired number of buttons for cardigan, in desired size)

If working 3/4 sleeves instead of full sleeves, yardage will be reduced by approximately 50 yds.

For best results, knit a gauge swatch and wash and dry swatch according to yarn label instructions before obtaining a gauge measurement.