Please note that Lucas Point is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern via my CustomFit custom pattern generator. Upon purchase, you’ll receive a credit for a custom version of Lucas Point and instructions on how to create it.
I created Lucas Point as part of the design collection for the 2017 make. wear. love. west sweater retreat, out of yarn from our lovely vendor Indigodragonfly. It’s a newer interpretation on my beloved (and now fairly old) design Caulfield – based on the kinds of things I’m now reaching for in my own closet. It retains the same stitch pattern as the original, and the same open-front look. But now I’ve added a comfortable A-line silhouette, longer length, and more stable garter trims. (Lucas Point is also available in CustomFit’s other constructions, silhouettes, lengths, and fits.)
I love the way the slip-stitch pattern breaks up and smooths out color variation in this speckled yarn – please be sure to swatch in the slip stitch pattern when you enter your gauge. By default, this garment will use your 3/4 sleeve length and make an a-line, long-length sweater – but you can change these options within CustomFit as you create your custom pattern.
Lucas Point is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. It’s shown here on Amy with set-in sleeves, in a “womens’ average fit” with an a-line silhouette, but is available with other constructions, silhouettes and fits as well.
Your own customized version of the Lucas Point pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. To preserve the look of the original, stick with a fingering-weight yarn for this design. Or, swatch in something heavier-weight and see how you like it!
The sample is shown in the lovely Indigodragonfly CaribouBaa, in the colorway “Epiphyte Club”. The 100% merino is soft and lovely to knit with, and the slightly-speckled nature of this colorway (and the similarly-dyed colorways that Kim has created) make a great match for the slip-stitch texture of this design.
I liked the CaribouBaa at a gauge of approximately 8 stitches and 11 rows to 1” (2.5 cm); if you’re using the same yarn, at the same gauge, you’ll need approximately 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) hanks of the CaribouBaa for a standard-size 0 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm sweater.
(If you’re using anything else, or getting a different gauge, I strongly recommends Hannah Fettig’s excellent app “Stashbot” to estimate yardage quantities.)
Lucas Point is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in or modified drop-shoulder sleeves.
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