We thought that we had probably ticked every box over the years: slippers, leg warmers, pot holders, check, check, check. But Julie Hoover has found and checked yet one more box! We have never ever shared on these pages a hand-knit dress for adults, and why not, when the results are so flattering, so original, so absolutely beautiful?

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Copley | Purl Soho

The Copley is knit in super simple pieces that you seam together at the end, giving the finished garment the perfect amount of structure. Half sleeves and a graceful neckline add style, while gentle waist shaping ensures you’re not wearing a sack. The pockets are a beautiful (and useful!) detail, but if you’re looking for some uninterrupted knitting, they’re optional.

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Copley | Purl Soho

Julie saw the potential for our cotton-linen Lantern to transform this simple silhouette into something truly exquisite. Lantern’s natural, nubbly texture and lovely drape lend to the Copley a deep level of artistry, charisma, and beauty.

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Copley | Purl Soho

Thank you, Julie, for thinking of everything! Have we checked every box now? Probably not, but in the meantime, we’re casting on for our first knit dress!

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Copley | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Julie Hoover.

MATERIALS

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Copley | Purl Soho

GAUGE

18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

SIZES

36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)
To fit actual chest circumference of 30–33 (34–37, 38–41, 42–45, 46–49, 50–53, 54–57, 58–61) inches, with approximately 3–6 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 36¼ (36¾, 38¼, 38¾, 40¼, 40¾, 42¼, 42¾) inches
  • Finished Length From Underarm To Bottom Edge: 25 (25, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28) inches
  • Finished Length From Underarm To Cuff: 10 (10, 10, 10, 9½, 9, 8½, 8) inches
  • Length From Center Neck To Cuff: 21 (22, 23, 24, 24½, 25, 25½, 26) inches
  • Length From Shoulder To Underarm: 11¼ (11¾, 12¼, 12¾, 13¼, 13¾, 14¼, 14¾) inches

Sample: The dress shown here is Size 40 worn with 6 inches of ease.

PATTERN

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Copley | Purl Soho

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

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Copley | Purl Soho
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