Classic Crewneck Cardigan | Purl SohoThrow it on with a T-shirt and jeans, let it hang from your shoulders over your party dress, or slide it on once the airplane hits cruising altitude. Our Classic Crewneck Cardigan is an everyday, everywhere chameleon!

Classic Crewneck Cardigan | Purl Soho

A bit of an unusual construction with in-the-round set-in sleeves, this timeless beauty is knit from the bottom up and features a pretty short-row-shaped neckline and a handsome button placket. The shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined together with a simple three-needle bind-off. With some surprising details along the way, this knit will tickle the maker’s brain!

Classic Crewneck Cardigan | Purl Soho

Our Classic Crewneck Cardigan knits up equally well in either our Cotton Pure, 100% unmercerized Pima cotton, or our Season Alpaca, 100% super baby alpaca. At 6 stitches to the inch, both yarns have a beautiful drape without being bulky. Make a sweater in each for year-round sweater options!

Classic Crewneck Cardigan | Purl Soho

You also get to choose between edgings: a ribbed edge (shown above in Season Alpaca’s Dove Gray) or a rolled edge (shown below in Cotton Pure’s Birch Bark). Either yarn, either edging, the Classic Crewneck Cardigan is eternal, a beauty that will last forever!

Classic Crewneck Cardigan | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.

Materials

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

  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure, 100% Pima cotton. We used Birch Bark.

Or

  • 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% super baby alpaca. We used Dove Gray.

You’ll also need…

Gauge

24 stitches and 36 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using larger needles

Sizes

34¾ (36¾, 38¾, 40¾, 42¾, 44¾, 46¾, 48¾)

To fit actual chest circumference 31-32 (33-34, 35-36, 37-38, 39-40, 41-42, 43-44, 45-46), with approximately 3-4 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference (buttoned): 34¾ (36¾, 38¾, 40¾, 42¾, 44¾, 46¾, 48¾) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 22¼ (22½, 23¼, 23½, 24½, 25¼, 25½, 26¼) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 14 (14, 14½, 14½, 15, 15½, 15½, 16) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cuff: 17½ (17½, 18, 18, 18, 18½, 18½, 18½) inches

SAMPLE: The sweaters pictured here are size 38¾.

Pattern

Classic Crewneck Cardigan | Purl Soho

The Classic Crewneck Cardigan Pattern is available for purchase as either a hard copy or  download.

Classic Crewneck Cardigan | Purl Soho