This sweater started as a design challenge to turn our bottom-up, saddle shoulder Purl Soho Pullover into a top-down, contiguous sleeve Cardigan… in a different gauge.

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan | Purl Soho

Instead of the original Pullover’s Worsted Twist, for this sweater I used Purl Soho’s lighter weight Mulberry Merino. Its lofty fine merino pairs beautifully with the strength and subtle luster of silk, making for the ideal three-season sweater!

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan | Purl Soho

Long story short… I did it. The Purl Soho Pullover now has a sister: the Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan. Just as fun to knit, just as wearable, just as classic! -Laura

Materials

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan | Purl Soho

In addition to a Purl Soho Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan Pattern, you’ll need…

Gauge

25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

31 (35, 38 ¾, 42 ½, 46 ½, 51)

To fit actual chest circumference of 25-28 (29-32, 33-36, 37-40, 41-44, 45-48) inches, with 3-6 inches of ease.

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 31 (35, 38 ¾, 42 ½, 46 ½, 51) inches, buttoned
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 21 ¾ (22 ½, 23 ½, 24 ¼, 25 ¾, 26 ¼) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 12 ¼ (12 ¼, 12 ¾, 12 ¾, 13 ¼, 13 ¼) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cuff: 15 (15, 15 ½, 15 ½, 15 ¾, 15 ¾) inches

SAMPLE: The sweater pictured here is size 42½, modeled with 6½ inches of ease.

Pattern

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan | Purl Soho

The Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan pattern is available for purchase as either a hard copy or download.

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan | Purl Soho