Not all sweaters can be worn without sometimes feeling a little overheated, but Goode definitely can! With short sleeves and a breezy, flattering dolman shape, it’s the perfect shirt-style pullover for all seasons.

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Goode | Purl Soho

The most interesting aspect of this design is the v-neckline with an incorporated I-cord edge. It wraps around the back of the neckline and is grafted for a seamless, tailored-looking collar. (Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean it’s difficult!)

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Goode | Purl Soho

Worked in stockinette stitch using Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, the fabric is light and has a wonderful drape. And with Linen Quill’s generous yardage, you’ll be surprised how few skeins you’ll need to knit this entire project!

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Goode | Purl Soho

Pair Goode with jeans or your favorite skirt, and wear it all year long! -Julie

Update: Now In Cattail Silk

May 3, 2017

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Goode | Purl Soho

The Goode pattern works just as well with Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk! A lighter, more warm weather version, read all about it here.

Update: Now In Spectrum Silk

August 2, 2020

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Goode | Purl Soho

First time or third, Goode is a charm! And impossible to not knit again with Spectrum Silk tempting us from its corner! Super soft with a very gentle shine, this yarn absorbs dye so thoroughly that each color is like a radiant gem. We used majestic Deep Teal, but choosing was the hardest part!

Materials

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Goode | Purl Soho

  • 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 5, 6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, 15% linen. Each skein is approximately 439 yards; approximately 1200 (1315, 1480, 1625, 1810) (1955, 2020, 2145, 2295) yards required. We used the color Stonewall Gray.
  • (For the Cattail Silk version: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4, 4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk, 100% silk. We used the color Cinnamon Bark.)
  • (For the Spectrum Silk version: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 14, 15) skeins of Purl Soho’s Spectrum Silk, 100% silk. We used the color Deep Teal.)
  • US 3, 16-inch circular needle
  • US 3, 24-inch circular needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Blocking wires and T-Pins (optional, but recommended)
  • Julie Hoover for Purl Soho’s Goode Pattern

Gauge

25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

38 (41½, 45½, 49½, 53) (57, 61, 64½, 68½)

This garment is designed to fit actual chest circumference of 30–32
(34–36, 38–40, 42–44, 46–48) (50–52, 54–56, 58–60, 62–64) inches, with approximately 5–8 inches of ease.

  • Finished Midriff Circumference: 38 (41½, 45½, 49½, 53) (57, 61, 64½, 68½) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 24 (24½, 25½, 26¼, 27½) (28, 27¼, 27½, 28) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 12¾ (12¾, 13¼, 13¼, 14) (14, 13, 13, 13¼) inches
  • Length from Center Neck to Cuff: 17¼ (18¼, 19, 20, 21¼) (22, 23, 24, 25) inches
  • Length from Shoulder to Underarm: 11¼ (11¾, 12¼, 13, 13½) (14, 14¼, 14½, 14¾) inches

SAMPLE: The sweater pictured here is Size 41½ shown on model with a 34-inch bust.

Pattern

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Goode | Purl Soho

Goode is available exclusively as a PDF download.

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Goode | Purl Soho