Twisted Rib Pullover In New Colors + Sizes
We cast our line into the archives and came up with a classic. The tale of our Twisted Rib Pullover is all about timeless details, from a stand-up mock collar and a beautiful raglan yoke to shaped split hems. We definitely caught a good one!
The rich textural beauty of this knit is due to its twisted rib, which creates pronounced plait-like ridges. Their tidy elegance brings clarity to all the Twisted Rib Pullover’s shaping and details.
Even classics need to be brought up to date, and here, we are happy to report that the Twisted Rib Pullover is now sized for everyone with a 26½- to a 65½-inch chest circumference. More sizes, more people knitting, more joy!
The Twisted Rib Pullover was always in our soft and beautiful Worsted Twist merino wool, but we took this opportunity to knit up a new version in this captivating Red Plum color. Whatever color you pick, it’ll be a beauty!
Originally designed by Purl Soho designer, Laura Ferguson.
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Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool. Each skein is approximately 164 yards/ 100 grams. (NOTE: We no longer offer Worsted Twist, but choose from one of our other worsted/aran weight yarns.)
- Cap Sleeve Sweater: 5 (5, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8) (9, 9, 10) skeins; approximately 725 (815, 900, 975) (1055, 1140, 1235) (1350, 1420, 1510) total yards required.
- Short Sleeve Sweater: 6 (6, 7, 7) (8, 9, 9) (10, 11, 11) skeins; approximately 845 (945, 1055, 1145) (1245, 1355, 1460) (1595, 1670, 1765) total yards required.
- Long Sleeve Sweater: 6 (7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 11) (12, 12, 13) skeins; approximately 980 (1100, 1240, 1335) (1465, 1570, 1710) (1830, 1920, 2020) total yards required. We used Red Plum.
You will also need…
- US 7 (4.5 mm), 32- or 40-inch circular needles, depending on sweater size
- US 7, 16-inch circular needles
- A set of US 7 double pointed needles
- Stitch markers, including one unique
- Stitch holders or scrap yarn
- A Twisted Rib Pullover Pattern
20 stitches and 26 rounds = 4 inches in twisted rib
NOTE For help picking a size, please check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!
34½ (38½, 42½, 46½) (50½, 54½, 58½) (62½, 66½, 70½)
To fit actual chest circumference of approximately 26½-29½ (30½-33½, 34½-37½, 38½-41½) (42½-45½, 46½-49½, 50½-53½) (54½-57½, 58½-61½, 62½-65½) inches, with approximately 5–8 inches of ease.
- Finished Chest Circumference: 34½ (38½, 42½, 46½) (50½, 54½, 58½) (62½, 66½, 70½) inches
- Finished Length from Back Shoulder To Back Bottom Edge: 24¼ (24¾, 25, 25¼) (25½, 25¾, 26¼) (26¾, 27¼, 27¾) inches
- Finished Length From Underarm To Cuff:
- Long Sleeve Option: 16½ (16½, 17, 17½) (18, 18, 18½) (18½, 19, 19) inches
- Short Sleeve Option: 7¼ (7¼, 7¼, 7¾) (7¾, 7¾, 8¼) (8¼, 8¼, 8¼) inches
- Cap Sleeve Option: ½ inch
Sample: The sweater shown here is long sleeve, size 42½, shown with 8 inches of ease.
The Twisted Rib Pullover is available as a PDF only.
39 comments on “Twisted Rib Pullover In New Colors + Sizes”
Würde den Pullover gerne nachstricken. Er gefällt mir sehr, so wie fast jede Arbeit die sie vorstellen. Leider ist mein Englisch nicht so gut und ich würde mich über eine deutsche Übersetzung freuen.
Is this a top down knit???
I really like the look of this sweater but all wool would be too hot for me, especially in the office bc they really crank up the heat. Is there a wool blend that might be a cooler weight that I could use?
I love the look of this sweater!
Does the pattern call for purling through the back loop?
I find that stitch impossible!
Thanks for reaching out! The Twisted Rib Pullover does require you to purl through the back loop in order to achieve the twist in the stitch when the ribbing is worked flat. It can be a bit of a tricky one, but we do have a helpful tutorial that you can check out here for some helpful pointers!
I’m curious if anyone has knit this in Understory? I’ll swatch of course but I think gauge should be pretty similar and I’m wondering what you all think about yak/alpaca/silk properties vs merino? Thank you!
I think this sweater would work beautifully in Understory! Understory is one of my personal favorites, and for projects like the Twisted Rib Pullover, I think its stitch definition and weight would be a wonderful fit. Worsted Twist is going to give you a squishier, softer feel overall than the Understory, which has a more earthy look and feel and is a touch lighter weight than Worsted Twist. Understory is also wonderful because (in my own experience of it) it’s less likely to pill and really hold up well to wear and washing. Either yarn will be a great choice for this sweater, depending on what you’re looking for!
Is there any sewing involved in this pattern and is it an easy pattern?
As with this pullover, I often wish the designer’s name was in the details of the description. I recognize that sometimes the design is a group effort, but often I find later that a specific name is associated with the pattern. It’s frustrating, because I’d like to follow a specific designer’s ideas. If I like one of their projects, then I’d like to look for more of their projects. I can’t do that right now, because no name is given for many patterns.
Would this be a fairly easy knit? I’m probably an intermediate knitter.
Hi I am having an issue of 2 rows of twisted knit stitches together on back of right shoulder and front of left… is this supposed to be? Or did I miss something? I jus started the raglan increases and I’m size 44 chest working on a size 50
Hi, in the short row section, Row 3 — the short rows are not all the way around the sweater? Is that correct? Thanks, Cynthia
I guess my question is when you wrap & turn to go back, do you count the first marker on the way back as #1 and the next marker as #2, do the stitches, wrap & turn and go back? Does not seem right to me. I am thinking you actually slip 3 markers if you include the first one by the wrap & turn. Thanks for any help.
Quick question – I recently knitted the previous pattern and in that one the short rows were between the neck and yoke, while in this one it is between the yoke and sleeves. Was this update deliberate?
I am knitting the twisted rib pullover. I did the long tail tubular bind off on the front and back at the bottom as suggested – new to me. It is looking good.
I am now up to the long sleeve and I am working on 4 double pointed needles. The pattern suggests the long tail tubular bind off again, but this sounds tricky when working on 4 double pointed needles in the round. Do you have any suggestions?
Please ignore my previous request. I have managed to use the long tail tubular bind off on the first sleeve of my twisted rib pullover. I used the shorter circular needle as the purl stitches and the double pointed needles for the knit stitches.
It was a bit tricky to manage all the needles but it was successful.
I like the twisted rib sweater and I’m looking for a suitable yarn in black that won’t be to hot. Any recommendations?
This is my first sweater in the round! Should I do my swatch in the round or can I do it using the flat twisted rib instructions? Thanks!
I have a guy friend who totally loves this sweater. Are there any adjustments to the pattern (remove the short rows?) if I were to make it for a man?
I purchased this pattern on Ravelry in 2019, and the 3rd size seems to have gone up from 41-1/2 to 42-1/2. Was there a correction, or is that just totally new, different size?
hi- I love the look of this sweater but I’d like to figure out how to make it a v-neck because I’m too sensitive around my neck and get so hot….do you have any tips or ideas on how to do this? I’m an intermediate knitter at best and have never modified a pattern before!