Purl Soho

Classic Hemmed Crewneck Pattern Download


Purl Soho

Classic Hemmed Crewneck Pattern Download

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Our Classic Hemmed Crewneck is the kind of perfectly simple, perfectly useful sweater that never makes it back into your drawer. It is pared down and flattering but roomy enough for layering. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the Classic Hemmed Crewneck achieves subtle shaping with the use of only a few easy knitting techniques. We knit ours with Purl Soho’s beautiful Flax Down. A single-ply blend of wool, alpaca, and linen, this yarn has a lovely bloom that seems to make the fabric glow! For more information, including materials, gauge, and sizes, please click Product Details, above.

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Product Details
  • 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Purl Soho’s Flax Down, 43% baby alpaca, 42% extra fine merino, 15% linen. We used Heirloom White and Toasted Charcoal.
  • US 7, 32 or 40-inch circular needles, depending on sweater size
  • US 7, 16-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 7 double pointed needles
  • US 6, 16-inch circular needles (for Neckband)
  • 4 stitch markers, including 1 of a unique color or shape for end-of-round
  • 4 stitch holders or scrap yarn

21 stitches and 28 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles


37¾ (42, 46, 50¼, 54½)

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 37¾ (42, 46, 50¼, 54½) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 22¼ (23, 23¾, 24¾, 25½) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 13 (13½, 13¾, 14½, 14¾) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cuff: 18 (18, 18¼, 18½, 18½) inches
  • Length from Shoulder to Underarm: 9¼ (9½, 10, 10¼, 10¾) inches


EASE: This garment is designed with a 4- to 6-inch ease around the chest.

SAMPLES: The Heirloom White sweater pictured here is Size 37¾ with 5 inches of ease. The Toasted Charcoal sweater pictured here is size 42.