Under the watchful eye of designer Brandi Cheyenne Harper, each and every stitch has its place and does it job. The result? A joyful knitting experience and the Shawl Collar Jacket, a classic sweater you will reach for again and again.

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Shawl Collar Jacket | Purl Soho

This jacket features a voluminous shawl collar that makes a statement (“You should be cozy!”), and stars Brandi’s favorite method for construction: two pieces, knit and joined at the center back seam. Once the collar is completed, she picks up stitches from its I-cord edge, and the rest of the sweater knits up, from top down, in a wink.

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Shawl Collar Jacket | Purl Soho

Brandi has a knack for making bold statements out of simple details, like this sweater’s reverse stockinette raglan lines, which meet under the arms and continue down the body. Or the I-cords and prominent decreases that add striking lines, structure, and clarity to the design.

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Shawl Collar Jacket | Purl Soho

A great tool for getting some extra flair from simple stitches? Our super bulky, super gorgeous Woolly Wool!  This single ply, 100% warm and cozy wool, is soft to the touch but keeps those details looking crisp.

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Shawl Collar Jacket | Purl Soho

Woolly Wool’s twenty colors come in double-sized 200-gram skeins, so that you get the joy of knitting on giant needles but don’t have to join a new skein every five minutes. Cast on and get cozy with your favorite color!

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Shawl Collar Jacket | Purl Soho

Designed (and modeled!) for Purl Soho by Brandi Cheyenne Harper. Brandi designs and writes books on how to make modern, handmade knitwear. Through her work, she promotes rest, creativity, and nourishing the simple joys of everyday life.

Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoShawlCollarJacket and #PurlSohoWoollyWool. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Materials

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Shawl Collar Jacket | Purl Soho

GAUGE

8½ stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

SIZES

38 (41¾, 45¾, 49½) (55¼, 61¼, 67)

To fit actual chest circumference of approximately 32–35 (36–39, 40–43, 43–46, 49–52) (55–58, 61–64) inches, with about 3–6 inches of positive ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 38 (41¾, 45¾, 49½) (55¼, 61¼, 67) inches
  • Finished Length from Back Neck to Bottom Edge: 18 (18½, 19, 19½) (21½, 23, 23½) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length from Underarm: 18½ (18½, 18½, 18½) (17½, 17½, 17½) inches

Sample: The sweaters shown here are size 45¼ inches, worn with about 2 inches of ease.

Pattern

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Shawl Collar Jacket | Purl Soho

The Shawl Collar Jacket Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Shawl Collar Jacket | Purl Soho
Brandi Cheyenne Harper For Purl Soho: Shawl Collar Jacket | Purl Soho