Paula Pereira For Purl Soho: Daily Pullover
Over the past 14 months have you turned again and again to just the few items of clothing you love, parting with them only for as long as it takes to clean them? Paula Pereira‘s Daily Pullover is designed to be on that list of “clothes I’d quarantine in,” otherwise known as “keepers.”
Paula designs her classic hand knits from her home in São Paolo, but this sweater is at home anywhere, anytime. A flattering cropped length keeps it comfy, while a deep V with wide ribbing and neat raglan increases give the Daily Pullover its smarts.
Knit from the top down in one piece, you start the Daily Pullover at the neckline and work your way to the bottom ribbing, then go back and knit the sleeves in the round and pick up for the neckband. Thoughtful short rows along the way ensure a good fit!
And the beauty of it all? Linen Quill, of course! Our fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen blend is always our first choice for knitting favorite things. A nice, light fingering weight, a beautiful drape, and 55 mind-blowing colors to come from? We’ll take that any day!
Designed for Purl Soho by Paula Pereira.
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- 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 439 yards/100 grams; approximately 930 (1030, 1125, 1255, 1365) (1495, 1660, 1825, 1975) total yards required. We used the colors Stonewall Gray and Mountain Bluebird.
- US 3 (3.25 mm), 24-inch circular needles
- US 3, 32- or 40-inch circular needle, depending on size you are making
- US 4 (3.5 mm), 32- or 40-inch circular needles, depending on size you are making
- A set of US 3 double pointed needles
- A set of US 4 double pointed needles
- US E (3.5 mm) crochet hook (for Provisional Cast On)
- A yard or two of smooth scrap yarn (for Provisional Cast On)
- Stitch markers
- Stitch holders or scrap yarn
- A Daily Pullover Pattern
24 stitches and 34 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needles
NOTE: Need help deciding on a size? Check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!
34 (37¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼) (53¼, 57¼, 61¼, 65¼)
To fit actual chest circumference of approximately 28–32 (31–35, 35–39, 39–43, 43–47) (47–51, 51–55, 55–59, 59–63) inches with 2–6 inches of ease
- Finished Chest Circumference: 34 (37¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼) (53¼, 57¼, 61¼, 65¼) inches
- Finished Length From Shoulder To Back Bottom Edge: 19¼ (20, 20½, 21¼, 21½) (22¼, 23½, 24¼, 25) inches
- Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm: 17 (17¼, 17½, 17½, 18) (18, 18, 18½, 19) inches
Samples: Stonewall Gray sweater shown here is size 37¼, and Mountain Bluebird one is size 41¼, worn with 5 inches of ease
The Daily Pullover is available for purchase as a PDF download only.
58 comments on “Paula Pereira For Purl Soho: Daily Pullover”
Hello! I am having a hard time following the yoke increase section. It seems like some of the instructions might be missing or the repeating sections of the pattern are not clear. Hoping to get some clarify so I can knit this fabulous sweater!
I purchased this pattern from Purl Soho
maybe a month ago. Has there been an update or correction
for the size small 34? Neckband stitch count right before starting the ribbing and after picking up will not work out as written.
Thank you for any help
Thanks for reaching out! There have not been any errata added for this pattern, and I believe that the stitch counts as written should be accurate for the Neckband section. If you could write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know what stitch count you’re getting that isn’t matching up, we would be more than happy to help figure out what’s going on!
All the best,
Can this be knitted in cattail silk?
Thanks for reaching out! You could certainly knit this piece using Cattail Silk! I would just encourage you to work up a gauge swatch before beginning your sweater, to ensure that you are using the appropriate needle size to match the gauge called for in the pattern. It’s also important to remember that the Cattail Silk will have a very different feel and drape than the Linen Quill; silk is a very inelastic fiber, so it won’t be as buoyant or springy as the Linen Quill will be, but it will give you a wonderful, lightweight fabric that’s perfect for summer!
Thank you. Very helpful!
I don’t understand the instructions for yoke size 45 1/2
I understand how to do the increases but ……?
When do I do them
Row 3 was clear.
Like another knitter, I would like to knit Daily Pullover in cattail silk. I will definitely knit a swatch to check gauge, but before that, I’m not sure if how many skeins of cattail silk I should purchase. Would it be the same number of yards as written for Linen Quill? Thank you.
I am knitting this sweater and am the section for the neckband. 2 questions:
1. For Round 2 the decrease directions are s2kp, but for Round 3 the directions are sk2p. Is that correct?
2. In Round 3 after the decrease, should there be a p1 before beginning the k1p1 ribbing?
Would Season Alpaca work for this?
Greetings, is there a specification for size 49 1/4 missing at the Neckline and Raglan Increase Row section? All the other sizes have specific instructions.
I am working size 49 1/4. I have just completed “Divide Sleeves from body..” section. In order to work “Continue Neckline Increases” section, do I have to attach another ball of yarn to work that section? Otherwise I feel I would be joining the fronts.
Thank you in advance for any clarification.
Hi, just about to cast on this project and am using the Linen Quill. Can I use a thicker yarn to do the provisional cast on or does it have to be similar weight to LQ? I tried with thinner yarn and it’s a bit fiddly, so would prefer to use a thicker yarn for the cast on. Thanks
I am working the hem ribbing in Linen Quill. I prefer to have the bottom of the sweater hang straight rather than the slight indent with the ribbing so I am knitting the ribbing on the same size needles as the body. I’m not entirely happy about the way the ribbing links for two reasons which I’m hoping you can help with. First the ribbing on the from of the sweater looks larger and loopier than the neater ribbing on the inside of the knit. Could this be because I’m using the same size needle? Also, if I went down a needle size for the ribbing could I block the bottom hem to keep the sides straight? Is there a way to knit the ribbing with the inside facing outward? Thanks for any help you can provide.
I’m thinking of doing this in 2 colors. V ribbing and cuffs, hem in a 2nd color. I haven’t seen any projects done like this. Any tips?
I have been knitting for years and find this pattern very hard to follow. The instructions are not clear! Please redo.
I’m ready to start knitting this pullover….is there a support group anywhere (Ravelry)?? I feel more confident when I can reach out when things are fuzzy.
I have done the set up row for the Yoke and have 72 stitches (size 41 1/4). I am ready to begin Row 1 after which I should have 82 stitches according to the pattern. I can only account for an increase of 6 stitches after doing Row 1 which would give me 78 stitches not 82. Why am I not finding a 10 stitch increase in the row rather than a 6 stitch increase?
Hi I prefer to do German short rows vs wrap and turn. Will it change the design or drape if I do German short rows. ? Just hate tinking. Thanks
I really like the contrast version just posted on instagram. For size 37 1/4 would I need 3 skeins of the main color and 1 of the contrasting? Prefer to confirm before I order all the way from Switzerland 😉😊
Thank you and have a nice day
I am a beginner in terms of knitting in the round. Was hoping to crack it with this pattern, but I am afraid I am failing math first hurdle. Let me copy and paste the beginning of the pattern.
Use a Provisional Cast On to cast 64 (66, 72, 74, 80) (82, 86, 92, 100) stitches onto larger 32- or 40-inch circular needles. Do not join for working in the round.
Row 1 (right side): Knit to end of row. Row 2 (wrong side): Purl to end of row.
SHAPE BACK NECKLINE
Short Row 1 (right side): K38 (39, 42, 43, 46) (47, 49, 52, 56) stitches, wrp-t.
So it says at the end of first instruction, don’t join it for knitting in the round. So when do I join it? Is it at the beginning of the third set of instructions :
Set-Up Row (wrong side):” Thanks. Trish
I’m worried about the armhole being tight since my row gauge is off. If I knit more rows before dividing sleeves from body, am I supposed to do more raglan increases? Or do I just knit evenly without increasing? How would these affect the v-neckline?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
After knit 10 rounds.
For decreasing sleeves – K1, knit 2 tog, knit to last 3 stitches, slip slip knit, k1. [2 stitches decreased]
But is the total 3 stitches decreased for the row?
Hello, my lovely sweater is much wider than intended – obviously, my gauge is way off. I’m now lengthening the body for a “tunic” style and would like advice about edging and binding off – trying for a flat (and perhaps side slits) rather than cinched ribbing. Appreciate your insights!
Please clarify the directions for the ribbed neckband. A couple of knitters on this thread mentioned that the stitch immediately following the S2kp in Round 3 is a purl stitch which I also have. The replies to these women did not address how to proceed in this case. I don’t understand how to continue the **K1P1**pattern when the stitch to be worked is a purl stitch. A help session at my lys could not explain the instructions for the neckband. I would appreciate your help. Thanks!
I have my Daily Pullover pattern and my supply of Linen Quill. However, what do I do about biasing when knitting stockinette stitch in Linen Quill? My swatch biases to the left, at the rate of 2 stitches displaced over 17-18 rows (around 2 inches of length). Is there another stitch pattern (simple knit/purl) that you can recommend I use instead of stockinette for the main bodice and sleeves of this pullover? I would love to have some suggestions on how to rescue pattern and yarn.
Thanks very much,
I am very confused by the raglan increase row. Row 3. What pattern do you repeat 3x? Are you making one stitch on each side of the 8 markers?