Our Simple Stripe Pullover brims with charisma and handmade personality, but its classic design reads like a go-with-everything basic… The perfect only-sweater-I-need!

Simple Stripe Pullover | Purl Soho

Single row striping gains added dimension when it is extended over 1×1 rib details at the hem, cuffs, and beautiful yoke collar. Not too high, not too low, the neckline feels elegant and modern, lying flat against the clavicle.

Simple Stripe Pullover | Purl Soho

A simple top-down construction, you’ll begin with the collar, then yoke. Some short rows shape the neckline, increases form the raglan, and a purl column down the center back solves the “jog” problem of striping in the round, creating a beautiful detail that serves an ingenious function.

Simple Stripe Pullover | Purl Soho

Knit up in our gorgeous Cashmere Merino Bloom, the Simple Stripe Pullover shows off this yarn’s many winning qualities: incredible softness, beautiful drape, and a lovely halo of warmth. We used a pair of old favorites, Dove Gray and Charcoal Onyx, but for your version, feel free to explore the 16 new colors we just added to the collection… a whole new world of color for your new favorite sweater!

Simple Stripe Pullover | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.


  • Purl Soho’s Cashmere Merino Bloom, 75% extra fine merino wool and 25% cashmere. Each skein is approximately 218 yards/100 grams.
    • Color A: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; approximately 590 (665, 760, 835, 940, 1015) yards required. We used Dove Gray.
    • Color B: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; approximately 580 (655, 745, 820, 925, 1000) yards required. We used Charcoal Onyx.

Here are some more pretty color combos…

Top Left: Bright Flamingo + Autumn Oak

Top Right: Wheat Flour + Red Poppy

Bottom Left: Lilac Quartz + Pumpernickel Brown

Bottom Right: True Turquoise + High Tide

You’ll also need…


22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with largest needles


38½ (43, 47¼, 51¾, 56, 60¼)

To fit actual chest circumference of 29–33 (33–37, 37–41, 42–46, 46–50, 50–54) inches, with approximately 6–10 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 38½ (43, 47¼, 51¾, 56, 60¼) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 22 (22¾, 24½, 25½, 27¼, 28) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm To Cuff: 17 (17, 17¼, 17¼, 17½, 17½) inches

SAMPLE: The sweater pictured here is size 38½, worn with 6 inches of ease.


Simple Stripe Pullover | Purl Soho

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

Simple Stripe Pullover | Purl Soho