Taking a note from college professors everywhere, our Low-V Cardigan gives that classic layering staple a bit of a dusting off with an infusion of fresh details: soft rolled-under edges along the front openings, a streamlined finish for the hem and cuffs, and our Mulberry Merino for a little extra polish.

Low-V Cardigan | Purl Soho

Knit in one piece from the bottom up, you’ll divide stitches at the underarms, then knit the fronts and back separately. You’ll join the stitches at the shoulders, and pick up and knit each sleeve in the round down to the cuff. Pretty decreases at the V make their mark, and features like set-in sleeves and short rows give the Low-V Cardigan fit-like-a-glove tailoring.

Low-V Cardigan | Purl Soho

Our Mulberry Merino is a sportweight silk and merino wool blend with a classic ply and a lovely finish. Now with 17 new colors added to the collection, including this heathery, from-the-deep Inlet Blue, you can choose the perfect color to pair with your tweeds… or maybe just your basic tee!

Low-V Cardigan | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.

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Low-V Cardigan | Purl Soho


24 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


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

37½ (41½, 45½, 49½, 53½) (57½, 61½, 65½, 69½)

To fit actual chest circumference of 30–33 (34–37, 38–41, 42–45, 46–49) (50–53, 54–57, 58–61, 62–65) inches, with approximately 4–7 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference (buttoned): 37½ (41½, 45½, 49½, 53½) (57½, 61½, 65½, 69½) inches
  • Finished Length From Top Of Shoulder: 23½ (24, 25½, 26, 27½) (28, 28¾, 29, 29¼) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm: 17 (17, 17½, 17½, 17¾) (17¾, 18, 18, 18¼) inches

SAMPLE: The sweater pictured here is size 37½ inches, worn with 6 inches of ease.


Low-V Cardigan | Purl Soho

The Low-V Cardigan Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Low-V Cardigan | Purl Soho