Recent glimpses of spring have added pep to my step, but so has our new palette of Mulberry Merino! Glowing and full of life, these new colors transport me to spring and the jacket-free months ahead.

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan, Now in Baby Fawn | Purl Soho

Saturated yet subtle, complex yet effortless, this new palette is perfectly suited for Mulberry Merino’s magical blend of extra fine merino and mulberry silk. The dye dances differently with each fiber, while the twisted plies add light and movement.

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan, Now in Baby Fawn | Purl Soho

Our Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan is just right for celebrating these new colors and for replacing that winter coat. Worked top-down, its knit-in saddle shoulder construction will delight you as much as the yarn, whichever color your choose! -Laura

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan, Now in Baby Fawn | Purl Soho

Update: New Yarns

October 15 2021
Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan, Now in Baby Fawn | Purl Soho

Because we love options, we knit up this classic pattern in two versions: one in our super light and cozy Brume, a blend of wool, mohair, and silk, and one in 100% undyed Andean highland Good Wool, a wonderfully natural choice. See the new versions here!

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Materials

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan, Now in Baby Fawn | Purl Soho

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

  • 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Purl Soho’s Mulberry Merino, 80% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 20% Mulberry Silk; approximately 1100 (1235, 1482, 1729, 1853, 1976) total yards required. We used the color Baby Fawn. (NOTE: We no longer offer Mulberry Merino, but choose from one of our other sport weight yarns.)
  • US 5 (3.75mm), 16-inch circular needles
  • US 5, 32-inch circular needles
  • Set of US 5 double pointed needles
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • 9 (10, 10, 10, 11, 11) ½-inch buttons. We used Purl Soho’s Petal Buttons in the color Gold.

Gauge

25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

NOTE For help picking a size, please check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!

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, Now in Baby Fawn | Purl Soho

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

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan, Now in Baby Fawn | Purl Soho