The joys of spring are simple ones: a glimpse of color at the tip of a branch,  a little bit of light after work. Our Simple Yoke Cardigan is the perfectly easy piece to welcome this hard-won season.

Simple Yoke Cardigan | Purl Soho

Knit in a top-down construction with yarn-over increases around the garter-stitch yoke, it couldn’t be simpler to create this loveliest of layers. We used our hand-dyed, fingering weight Posy, softly blooming here in Lilac Mist. Plant your own garden in any of 16 sweet shades, from earthy Basil Green to bright Azalea Glow or soft Drizzle Gray (hey, it’s spring!).

Simple Yoke Cardigan | Purl Soho

And the finishing touch that’s as cute as a button… Close up your cardi against any bit of chill with our new Round Corozo Buttons, in a dyed-to-match color to will put spring in your step!

Simple Yoke Cardigan | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.

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Simple Yoke Cardigan | Purl Soho


28 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

25 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch


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

37½ (41¾, 45½, 49¾, 53½) (57¾, 61, 64¾, 68½) buttoned

To fit actual chest circumference of 31–34 (35–38, 39–42, 43–46, 47–50) (51–54, 55–58, 58–61, 62–65) inches, with 3–6 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference, Buttoned: 37½ (41¾, 45½, 49¾, 53½) (57¾, 61, 64¾, 68½) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 22¼ (24½, 24¾, 27, 27¼) (29½, 29½, 29½, 29¾) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm To Cuff: 17½ (17½, 17¾, 17¾, 18) (18, 18¼, 18¼, 18½) inches

SAMPLE: The sweater pictured here is size 37½, worn with 5 inches of ease.


Simple Yoke Cardigan | Purl Soho

The Simple Yoke Cardigan Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Simple Yoke Cardigan | Purl Soho