Knit up in our 100% undyed Big Good Wool from the Andean highlands, our Big Brioche Turtleneck will keep you warm and cozy whether you’re shepherding sheep at high altitudes or just trying to get through winter with grace.

Big Brioche Turtleneck | Purl Soho

Brioche stitch is a classic pattern whose deep and lofty texture comes from some well-placed yarn overs. We love that its distinctive ribs carve lovely lines along the sleeves and around the shoulders.

Big Brioche Turtleneck | Purl Soho

You work this sweater from the bottom up, front and back separately, then seam the two pieces together at the shoulders and collar. Pick up each sleeve and work it down flat, and finally, sew up the sleeve and side seams (leaving a little split hem detail at the bottom)… And ta da!

Big Brioche Turtleneck | Purl Soho

Big, cozy, and brimming with style, this Big Brioche Turtleneck is the hug you’ll crave when winter comes to town!

Big Brioche Turtleneck | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.

Materials

Big Brioche Turtleneck | Purl Soho
  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Purl Soho’s Big Good Wool, 100% Andean highland wool, undyed. Each skein is approximately 274 yards/200 grams; approximately 1175 (1315, 1420, 1580, 1685) (1850, 1985, 2150, 2280) yards required. We used the color Heirloom White.
  • US 10, 24- or 32-inch circular needles (depending on size you are making)
  • Removable stitch markers
  • Stitch marker

Gauge

12½ stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Brioche Stitch

NOTE To count rows in Brioche Stitch, be aware that each visible stitch is actually two rows.

Sizes

38 (41½, 45½, 49½, 53) (57, 61, 64½, 68½)

To fit actual chest circumference of 30–33 (34–37, 38–41, 42–45, 45–48 (49–52, 53–56, 57–60, 61–64) inches, with approximately 5–8 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 38 (41½, 45½, 49½, 53) (57, 61, 64½, 68½) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder: 23¼ (25, 25½, 27, 27¾) (29¼, 30¼, 31¾, 32½) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm: 17 (17, 17, 17, 16½) (16½, 16, 16, 15½) inches

Sample: The sweater pictured here is size 49½ modeled with 11 inches of ease.

Pattern

Big Brioche Turtleneck | Purl Soho

Download the Big Brioche Turtleneck Pattern here!

Big Brioche Turtleneck | Purl Soho