Posted by: Winged Knits | June 6, 2012


Update: Bluebelle is available now for individual purchase:)

I am thrilled to announce a new pattern in collaboration with Sarah of the Plucky Knitter, the pattern is named Bluebelle and it will be available as part of a kit. Sign-ups begin this Saturday (June 9th, 2012) at noon Eastern time on The Plucky Knitter site here:

Bluebelle is a 3/4 sleeve cardigan with ribbed trims and one button at the top of a shaped neckline. Gathers at the neck add a pretty detail to this simple cardigan. It is knit in the incredibly gorgeous Plucky Knitter Primo Sport.

Bluebelle is worked from the bottom up in one piece to the underarms. It is then split for the armholes and the fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulders. Gathers are formed at the neck using central double decreases. Stitches are picked up and short rows sleeve caps are worked, then the sleeves are continued in the round. The only seaming is at the shoulders.

Finished measurements at bust: 31 (33 ¾, 36 ¾, 39 ¾, 42 ½, 45 ½, 48 ½, 51 ¼, 54 ¼)”


Primo Sport by The Plucky Knitter (75% wool, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon; 100 gram skein= approx 275 yds)

• 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins 5th Avenue

• Approx yards: 855 (915, 995, 1065, 1160, 1230, 1310, 1380, 1465) yards


• One 29” circular (circ) needle size US 6 (4mm). (pc is worked flat circ needle is used to accommodate large number of sts)

• One set of double pointed needles (dpns) size US 6 (4mm). (for sleeves)

• One 24” circ needle size US 5 (3.75 mm). (for neck trim)

Or size to obtain gauge.


• Stitch markers (m)

• Large stitch holders or waste yarn.

• One 5/8” button

Gauge: 22 sts and 31 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch (St st) with larger needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

The kits will be available in 5 different colorways of Primo Sport. I will add a link to this post when Sarah announces sign ups and photos of the colorways.

Update: Sarah just posted about how the ordering of the kits will work on Saturday, at the end of the post-

Thank you for visiting!




  1. Looks great and coordinates so well with your skirt…did you sew it as well? I love the fabric.

    • I did sew the skirt, isn’t that fabric great!

  2. Will the pattern be available for purchase without yarn? Please

    • Yes, after the kit pre-ordering is complete, the pattern will be available on Ravelry for individual purchase:)

  3. I love it! Simple and sweet.

    • Thank you!

  4. This is gorgeous. Are these set-in sleeves?

    • The sleeves are worked by picking up stitches around the armhole opening, working a simple short row sleeve cap and then working the sleeves in the round.

  5. What are your thoughts on this darling cardigan for those of us with, ahem, larger busts? Do you think it would work or would it work better for the not so well endowed? I’d love to make it if I could wear it decently. (And I love the skirt,too.) THank you.

  6. I love it. It’s very georgious

  7. I’ve been looking for a pattern for a summer sweater and this is perfect! I hope you won’t mind if I add a button band. I have some buttons I want to show off 😉

  8. SO pretty! I really like this design….simple and flattering. Very nice. 🙂

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