When I go to my closet to pick out a favorite sweater, the first thing I reach for is a boxy pullover. For me, that shape is perfect for any occasion and always feels comfortable. This Addison design falls right into that category.

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Addison | Purl Soho

I used a classic seed stitch pattern to give the fabric an interesting textural feel, but since it’s an all-over pattern, the Addison maintains a minimal look. You knit each piece separately so there is a little bit of seaming involved, but that’s necessary for an oversized fit to hold up over time. You’ll be glad you made the extra effort!

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Addison | Purl Soho

Flax Down and Cashmere Merino Bloom work equally well for this design. Each yarn has a soft halo and beautiful drape, making it hard to decide which one to use. You may need to knit one of each (I sure did!).

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Addison | Purl Soho

Whether you wear your Addison alone or layered over a favorite shirt, it is sure to be what you reach for in your closet! -Julie

Materials

NOTE: Choose from two different Purl Soho yarns. Each works perfectly for this pattern!

  • 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Purl Soho’s Flax Down, 43% baby alpaca, 42% extra fine merino, 15% linen. This is Heirloom White, shown above left.

Or

  • 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins of Purl Soho’s Cashmere Merino Bloom, 75% extra fine merino wool, 25% cashmere. This is Salt + Pepper, shown above right.

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Gauge

17 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Seed Stitch on larger needles

Sizes

42½ (46, 50, 53½, 57½, 61)

  • Finished Bust Circumference: 42½ (46, 50, 53½, 57½, 61) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 25¼ (25¾, 27¾, 28½, 30½, 31¼) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 15 (15, 16, 16, 17, 17) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cuff: 12½ inches
  • Length from Center Neck to Cuff: 24¾ (25¾, 26¾, 27½, 28½, 29½) inches
  • Length from Shoulder to Underarm: 10½ (11, 12, 12¾, 13¾, 14½) inches

EASE: This garment is designed with 9- to 11-inch ease around the bust.
SAMPLE: The sweaters pictured here are Size 46 inches with +12 inches of ease

Pattern

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Addison | Purl Soho

Addison is available as either a hard copy or download.

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Addison | Purl Soho