Andrea Cull is a knit designer with a penchant for cross-cable stitches in crystalline formations. She’s also, along with her sister Alison Yates, co-founder of Knitrino, a pattern-tracking app that supports their collection of indie designs. But most pertinently, Allison Cull is the creator of this gorgeous Quartz Pullover!

Andrea Cull For Purl Soho: Quartz Pullover | Purl Soho

A wonderfully straightforward top-down knit, Andrea employs simple two-stitch cross-cables to chisel a gem-like pattern into her yoke. It’s a striking mix of engineered and natural, hard and soft.

Andrea Cull For Purl Soho: Quartz Pullover | Purl Soho

Soft wins the day, though, with Andrea’s choice of our Cashmere Merino Bloom. She calls it “the softest yarn ever, with a perfect halo.” True!

Andrea Cull For Purl Soho: Quartz Pullover | Purl Soho

Andrea chose the Dove Gray color for its shimmering natural beauty, and we knit up another version in pretty Crocus Bud to turn quartz into amethyst. Either way, or any other color from Cashmere Merino Bloom’s earthy palette, knitting the Quartz Pullover is like mining for beauty, stitch by stitch!

Andrea Cull For Purl Soho: Quartz Pullover | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Andrea Cull.

Materials

Andrea Cull For Purl Soho: Quartz Pullover | Purl Soho

Gauge

18 stitches and 27 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Sizes

NOTE: Need help deciding on a size? Check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!

36½ (39, 43½, 47, 51½) (54¼, 58¾, 61¼, 64)

To fit actual chest circumference of approximately 30-33 (33-36, 36-40, 40-44, 44-48) (48-51, 51-55, 55-58, 58-61) inches with 3-6 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 36½ (39, 43½, 47, 51½) (54¼, 58¾, 61¼, 64) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 25¾ (26½, 26½, 26¾, 26¾) (27, 27, 27½, 28¼) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm: 18¼ inches

Sample: The sweaters shown here are size 39 inches, worn with 4 inches of ease.

Pattern

Andrea Cull For Purl Soho: Quartz Pullover | Purl Soho

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

Andrea Cull For Purl Soho: Quartz Pullover | Purl Soho
Andrea Cull For Purl Soho: Quartz Pullover | Purl Soho
Andrea Cull For Purl Soho: Quartz Pullover | Purl Soho