Julie Hoover is back! One of our favorite knitwear designers, Julie is known for her pared-down style, attention to detail, and eye for sweaters we all want to wear. For her Gibson pullover, Julie taps into all these talents and more!

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Gibson | Purl Soho

Designed especially for Purl Soho, the Gibson is all about feeling good being casual. Dressing to the nines may give some of us a burst some of the time, but an everyday hand-knit sweater with refined details and flattering considerations makes all of us feel good all the time!

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Gibson | Purl Soho

A modified drop shoulder construction, you knit this sweater flat from the bottom up, then sew the pieces together. You pick up stitches around the neckline and knit the collar in the round, incorporating a casing for the I-cord drawstring and tacking down the finished collar to the inside.

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Gibson | Purl Soho

And all these warm and natural tones? They come from our undyed Sweetgrass, a gorgeous blend of organic cotton and superfine alpaca. The finished fabric is light and airy, soft and cozy, and the finished sweater is what Julie always delivers… Exactly what we want to wear!

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Gibson | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Julie Hoover.

Materials

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Gibson | Purl Soho

Purl Soho’s Sweetgrass, 65% organic cotton, 35% superfine alpaca, undyed. Each skein is approximately 437 yards/100 grams.

  • Color A: 2 skeins; approximately 590 (635, 715, 770, 815, 830, 870, 865) yards required. We used Walnut Shell.
  • Color B: 1 skein; approximately 27 (30, 32, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46) yards required. We used Beech Bark.
  • Color C: 1 skein; approximately 180 (190, 205, 225, 240, 260, 275, 295) yards required. We used Heirloom White.
  • Color D: 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins; approximately 625 (690, 755, 825, 965, 1065, 1195, 1345) yards required. We used Pale Sesame.

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Gauge

25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using largest needles

Sizes

36½ (40½, 44, 48, 52, 55½, 59½, 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: 36½ (40½, 44, 48, 52, 55½, 59½, 64) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 24¾ (25, 26½, 27, 29, 29½, 31, 31½) inches
  • Finished Length From Underarm To Bottom Edge: 13 (13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16) inches
  • Finished Length From Underarm To Cuff: 17 (17, 17, 17, 16½, 16, 16, 15½) inches
  • Length From Center Neck To Cuff: 28¼ (29, 30, 31, 31½, 32, 33, 33½) inches
  • Length From Shoulder To Underarm: 11¾ (12, 12½, 13, 14, 14½, 15, 15½) inches

Sample: The sweater shown here is Size 40½ inches worn with 6½ inches of ease.

Pattern

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Gibson | Purl Soho

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

Julie Hoover For Purl Soho: Gibson | Purl Soho