We interrupt your regularly scheduled knitting to bring you a captivating new design from Tayler Harris: Her Offset Stripes Pullover is very simple, slightly unexpected, and absolutely wonderful!

Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho

Tayler knit this sweater in pieces, using intarsia to create the eye-catching, staggered stripes. With just two colors and one switch, it’s the gentlest introduction to intarsia a knitter could hope for… A fantastic pattern for learning a new skill!

Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho

After seaming the sides and shoulders together, you pick up and knit the sleeves and neckband in the round, and your sweater is ready for prime time in no time! 

Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho

Looking for a soft and cozy feel, Tayler cast on for her Offset Stripes Pullover in our gorgeous Brume, a super lovely mix of 58% mohair, 25% wool, and 17% silk.

Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho

The mohair component lends a soft halo and texture; the wool brings elasticity and durability; and the silk adds a subtle shine. Altogether, Brume knits up into a wonderfully lightweight, but toasty, sweater. All in all, stunning.

Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho
Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho

Contrasting neck and cuffs, stripes, or even solid, Tayler loves picking a unique and modern palette and also loves that knitters can use the thirty colors of Brume to do the same. Choose one, two, or three colors and make this showstopping sweater your own! 

Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Tayler Harris. Based in Utah, Tayler finds inspiration for her designs from the unique landscapes of her home state. From the beautiful mountains and canyons to the national parks and natural landscapes, she loves to incorporate the colors, textures, and shapes of her favorite places.

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Materials

Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho

Purl Soho’s Brume, 58% mohair, 25% wool, and 17% silk. Each skein is approximately 273 yards/ 50 grams. (NOTE: We no longer offer Brume, but choose from one of our other sport weight yarns.)

  • STRIPED VERSION
    • Color A: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 5) skeins; approximately 735 (810, 870, 945, 1025) (1105, 1195, 1250, 1345) total yards required. We used the color Anjou Pear for one version and Nickel Blue for the other.
    • Color B: 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4, 4) skeins; approximately 575 (630, 680, 740, 800) (865, 935, 975, 1055) total yards required. We used the color Tea Rose with Anjou Pear and Heirloom White with Nickel Blue.
    • Color C: 1 skein; approximately 125 (130, 130, 130, 135) (140, 140, 150, 150) total yards
      required. We used the color Golden Lichen for the Anjou Pear + Tea Rose sweater and Alizarin Orange for the Nickel Blue + Heirloom White sweater.
  • SOLID VERSION
    • Color A: 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) (8, 9, 9, 10) skeins; approximately 1435 (1570, 1680, 1815, 1960) (2105, 2270, 2375, 2550) total yards required. We used the color Saffron Yellow.

You will also need…

  • US 2 (2.75 mm), 32-inch circular needles, for cast on
  • US 2, 16-inch circular needles
  • Spare US 2 or smaller circular needles, if working Long Tail Tubular Bind Off
  • US 3 (3.25 mm), 32-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 3 double pointed needles
  • A set of US 2 double pointed needles
  • A spare set of US 2 or smaller double pointed needles, if working Long Tail Tubular Bind Off
  • A cable stitch holder or spare double pointed needle, if working Long Tail Tubular Cast Ons
  • A stitch marker
  • Optional: Blocking wires and T-pins, for blocking
  • An Offset Stripes Pullover Pattern
  • Please Note: The Offset Stripes Pullover Pattern is no longer available for purchase. For assistance, please contact us at customerservice@purlsoho.com.

GAUGE

26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles

30 stitches and 40 rounds = 4 inches in 1 x 1 rib on smaller needles

SIZES

39 (42½, 46, 50, 53½) (58, 62, 66, 69½)

To fit actual chest circumference of approximately 30–34 (34–38, 38–42, 42–46, 46–50) (50–54, 54–58, 58–62, 62–66) inches, with approximately 5–9 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 39 (42½, 46, 50, 53½) (58, 62, 66, 69½) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 26½ (27¼, 27¼, 27¾, 28½) (28½, 29¼, 29¼, 30) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm: 17¼ (17¼, 17¼, 17¼, 17¼) (17¼, 17¼, 16, 16) inches

Samples: The Anjou Pear + Tea Rose sweater shown here is size 39, worn with 7½ inches of ease; the Nickel Blue + Heirloom White sweater is a size 42½, worn with 8 inches of ease; and the Saffron Yellow sweater is size 46.

PATTERN

Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho

The Offset Stripes Pullover is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho
Tayler Harris For Purl Soho: Offset Stripes Pullover | Purl Soho