Designer Brand Cheyenne Harper never wastes a stitch. Each one has an intention in her carefully conceived designs, all of them serving the expression of her vision.

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho

For her Brioche Bomber Cardigan, Brandi uses the distinctive ribbing of brioche stitch to carve around the body of the wearer. Like smaller streams joining bigger rivers, the movement in the stitches is all about flow.

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho

And because Brandi loves a design statement, she expresses herself in big, beautiful stitches, unreservedly putting the shaping is on display!

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho

Knit from the bottom up in one piece, the Brioche Bomber Cardigan is a fun, challenging knit: lots of brioche decreases to keep your brain working and very thoughtful ways to knit in tidy edges and a stand-up collar.

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho
Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho

For those big, bold stitches, Brandi knit up her cardi in our sumptuous Woolly Wool. Always ready to make a statement, single-ply Woolly Wool is wonderfully plump with a soft and lovely touch. We think it serves Brandi’s purpose beautifully!

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho

Designed (and modeled!) for Purl Soho by Brandi Cheyenne Harper.

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Materials

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho

GAUGE

6 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches over brioche stitch using larger needles

SIZES

35¼ (40¾, 46, 51¼) (56¾, 62, 67¼)

To fit actual chest circumference of 29-33 (34-39, 40-44, 45-49) (50-55, 56-60, 61-65) inches, with approximately 2–6 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 35¼ (40¾, 46, 51¼) (56¾, 62, 67¼) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Hem: 21¾ (23¼, 23¼, 24¾) (24¾, 25, 25½) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Hem: 11 (11, 11, 12) (12, 12, 12) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cuff: 19 inches

Samples: The sweaters shown here are size 40¾, worn with 2 inches of ease.

Pattern

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho

The Brioche Bomber Cardigan is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho
Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho
Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Brioche Bomber Cardigan | Purl Soho