We had gray winter landscapes (and wardrobes!) in mind when we created our Hummingbird Pullover, named for its bright colors, feathery texture, and lightness of spirit!

Hummingbird Pullover | Purl Soho

Brilliant color and texture taking center stage, we kept this construction classic. The Hummingbird Pullover knits in the round from the bottom up with raglan-shaped shoulders. The resulting fit is loose and roomy, light and fluffy, perfect for layering over tees or thermals.

Hummingbird Pullover | Purl Soho

Along the way you’ll find little thoughtful details: a split hem along the bottom ribbed edge, architectural shoulder decreases, and a neckline that folds under to the inside for a soft, rounded finish.

Hummingbird Pullover | Purl Soho

Simple in construction and design, the Hummingbird Pullover really takes flight with our mohair-silk Tussock. A fine laceweight with substantial body and bloom, you’ll hold two strands of Tussock together for a fun, lofty fabric. Go all-in on one color, or like we did, choose two to create visual depth and a distinctive marle.

Hummingbird Pullover | Purl Soho

Whether you’re a color maximalist or tend to keep to neutrals, the Hummingbird Pullover is downy, soft, and feather light, a rare bird!

Hummingbird Pullover | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.


  • Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk.
    • Color A: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins. We used Alpine Phlox.
    • Color B: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins. We used Bright Thistle.
  • US 6, 24-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 6 double pointed needles
  • US 7, 40-inch circular needles
  • US 7, 24-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 7 double pointed needles
  • US 3, 16-inch circular needles
  • US 2, 16-inch circular needles
  • Stitch markers, including one unique marker
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • A Hummingbird Pullover Pattern


24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on largest needles, holding one strand of Color A and B together


40¼ (44¼, 48¼, 52¼, 56¼, 60¼)

To fit actual chest circumference of 28–31 (32–35, 36–39, 40–43, 44–47, 48–51) inches, with 9–12 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 40¼ (44¼, 48¼, 52¼, 56¼, 60¼) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 23 (23¾, 25¼, 25¾, 27¼, 27¾) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm To Cuff: 15 (15, 15½, 15½, 16, 16) inches

SAMPLE: The sweater pictured here is size 44¼ inches with 10 inches of ease.


Hummingbird Pullover | Purl Soho

The Hummingbird Pullover Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Hummingbird Pullover | Purl Soho