'Lucy' The Original Balloon Sleeved Sweater


This is a free pattern with purchase of the accompanying wool.

Please only select 'buy now' if you have also added the relevant wool to your knitting basket.

'Lucy' is a cheeky, fashionable, fun and a rather lovely sweater. Lucy is the perfect ultra fashionable sweater for the cooler months of the year. We also have' Lucy Light' made from luxurious silk and soft kid mohair.

Lucy is knitted using a strand of Rowan Kidsilk Haze and a strand of Sesia Nordica worked together. Do not be alarmed, once you have cast on the two stitches automatically 'stick' together as one stitch. This gives the most glorious appearance and feel to your sweater..

We have suggested some rather lovely yarn combinations: There are photographs of each combination in the order of the following list.

Kidsilk Haze with Nordica

Nectar & Antique Rose (sample garment)

Hurricane & Artichoke

Pearl with Mushroom

Cream & Cosmos Purity

Grace & Chalk Pink

Steel and Pebble

Shallow & Blush

White & Snowdrop

Turkish Plum & French Navy

Bark & Branches


Please click on the photograph to view sizing and yarn amounts.

A pair of 5 mm and 6 mm needles.

2 stitch holders

Sewing up needle.

Tension: Approximately 15 sts and 20 rows to 10 cm. If you are a loose knitter please use smaller needles, if a tight knitter then use a size larger.

*As we all knit to a slightly different tension, yarn amounts will vary slightly from one knitter to the next. It's always prudent to take extra yarn if you know you have a habit of running out

Lucy is a fitted sweater. If you prefer a more relaxed fit, please knit a bigger size.