Alone with a book or in a crowd on the subway, topping off some cut-off jeans or tidy with a twill pencil skirt, our Classic Crewneck Cardigan is for anytime, anyhow!

Classic Crewneck Cardigan In New Colors + Sizes | Purl Soho

Its timelessness is all in the details. Knit in the round from the bottom up, a pretty jewel neckline and smart set-in sleeves lend a flattering fit. For edges, choose tidy 1×1 ribbing or more casual rolled hems. A folded placket for the button band makes a neat finish.

Classic Crewneck Cardigan In New Colors + Sizes | Purl Soho

A Classic Crewneck Cardigan would not be so classic in a yarn that doesn’t stand the test of time. We chose two that do. One option is is our gorgeous Season Alpaca, knit up here in True Turquoise. One hundred percent super baby alpaca, it is incredibly soft and cozy with a lovely drape and a lasting beauty.

Classic Crewneck Cardigan In New Colors + Sizes | Purl Soho

Choice number two our super lovely Cotton Pure, shown above in the color Warm Rock. A great choice for spring through fall, it is 100% organically grown cotton with a non-mercerized matte finish. Either way, our Classic Crewneck Cardigan Pattern is now freshly restyled with a shorter overall length and lots more sizes, more classic than ever for more bodies than ever!

Classic Crewneck Cardigan In New Colors + Sizes | Purl Soho

Originally designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.

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Materials

Classic Crewneck Cardigan In New Colors + Sizes | Purl Soho
  • 7 (7, 8, 8) (9, 9, 10, 10) (11, 11, 12, 12) skeins of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% super baby alpaca. Each skein is approximately 218 yards/100 grams; approximately 1395 (1460, 1590, 1640) (1780, 1845, 1980, 2060) (2225, 2370, 2445, 2510) yards required. We used the color True Turquoise.

Or…

Classic Crewneck Cardigan In New Colors + Sizes | Purl Soho
  • 5 (5, 5, 6) (6, 6, 7, 7) (7, 8, 8, 8) skeins of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure, 100% organically grown cotton. Each skein is approximately 279 yards/100 grams; approximately 1210 (1260, 1375, 1415) (1535, 1595, 1705, 1780) (1920, 2045, 2110, 2180) yards required. We used the color Warm Rock.

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Gauge

24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using larger needles

Sizes

NOTE For help picking a size, please check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!

34¾ (36¾, 38¾, 40¾) (42¾, 44¾, 46¾, 48¾) (52¾, 56¾, 60¾, 64¾)

To fit actual chest circumference 31–32 (33– 34, 35–36, 37–38) (39–40, 41–42, 43–44, 45–46) (49–50, 53–54, 57–58, 61–62), with approximately 3–4 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference (buttoned): 34¾ (36¾, 38¾, 40¾) (42¾, 44¾, 46¾, 48¾) (52¾, 56¾, 60¾, 64¾) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 21 (21, 22, 22) (23¼, 23¼, 24¼, 24½) (24½, 24¾, 24¾, 24¾) inches
  • Finished Length From Underarm To Bottom Edge: 13¼ (13, 13¾, 13½) (14¼, 14, 14¾, 14¾) (14¼, 14¼, 13¾, 13½) inches
  • Finished Length From Underarm To Cuff: 17½ (17½, 18, 18) (18, 18½, 18½, 18½) (19, 19, 19, 19) inches

Sample: The sweaters pictured here are size 38¾, worn with 4 inches of ease.

Pattern

Classic Crewneck Cardigan In New Colors + Sizes | Purl Soho

The Classic Crewneck Cardigan Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Classic Crewneck Cardigan In New Colors + Sizes | Purl Soho
Classic Crewneck Cardigan In New Colors + Sizes | Purl Soho