If your needles are ready to go faster than we can say “sweater weather,” cast on for our Up-and-Over Turtleneck, the perfect sweater for apple picking, leaf peeping, and trail blazing!

Up-And-Over Turtleneck | Purl Soho

For this one, you’ll start at the back bottom hem, knit up to the top of the shoulders, then over to the front and down to the front bottom hem. Once you’ve gone “up and over,” you’ll seam the sides and sleeves, then pick up the collar and cuffs to knit them in the round… Done!

Up-And-Over Turtleneck | Purl Soho

Along the way you’ll encounter little details, like pretty decreases at the neck and long cuffs knit perpendicular to the upper sleeves. We love when a pared-down design allows moments like these the space to shine!

Up-And-Over Turtleneck | Purl Soho

A beautiful pattern calls for a beautiful yarn or, in this case, two beautiful yarns. We used a strand of our earthy and sumptuous Understory with a strand of billowy mohair-silk Tussock. It’s a winning combination, creating a classic heather with a halo so lovely it practically glows!

Up-And-Over Turtleneck | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.


You can also choose from the following combinations…

Earth Black + Cypress Green

Field Mint + Bright Jade

Blue Bayou + Pink Joy

Violet Gray + Bright Thistle

Ripe Plum + Anjou Pear

Silver Berry + Alpine Phlox

Willow Bark + Gray Quartz

Pink Earth + Orange Pekoe


18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, holding one strand each of Yarns A and B together


45½ (50, 54, 58½, 63, 67½)

To fit actual chest circumference of 33–37 (38–42, 42–46, 47–51, 51–55, 56–60) inches, with approximately 8–12 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 45½ (50, 54, 58½, 63, 67½) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder: 23¾ (24¼, 25, 25¾, 27, 27½) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm: 16 (16, 15¾, 15¾, 15¼, 14½) inches

Sample: The sweater pictured here is size 45½, worn with 11 inches of ease.


Up-And-Over Turtleneck | Purl Soho

The Up-And-Over Turtleneck Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Up-And-Over Turtleneck | Purl Soho