Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan by Purl Soho

Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan

Knitting
April 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1235 - 1976 yards (1129 - 1807 m)
31 (35, 38 ¾, 42 ½, 46 ½, 51)
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In addition to a Purl Soho Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan pattern, you’ll need…

  • 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Purl Soho’s Mulberry Merino, 80% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 20% Mulberry Silk. We used the color Storm Gray for the original and then Baby Fawn.
  • A size US #5, 16-inch circular needle
  • A size US #5, 32-inch circular needle
  • A set of size US #5 double pointed needles
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • 9 (10, 10, 10, 11, 11) ½-inch buttons. We used Purl Soho’s Smooth, 2-Hole Mother of Pearl Buttons in the color Ecru on the Storm Gray version. We used Purl Soho’s Petal Buttons in Gold on the Baby Fawn version.

GAUGE
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

SIZES
31 (35, 38 ¾, 42 ½, 46 ½, 51)
To fit actual chest circumference of 25-28 (29-32, 33-36, 37-40, 41-44, 45-48) inches, with 3-6 inches of ease.

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 31 (35, 38 ¾, 42 ½, 46 ½, 51) inches, buttoned
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 21 ¾ (22 ½, 23 ½, 24 ¼, 25 ¾, 26 ¼) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 12 ¼ (12 ¼, 12 ¾, 12 ¾, 13 ¼, 13 ¼) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cuff: 15 (15, 15 ½, 15 ½, 15 ¾, 15 ¾) inches

SAMPLE: The Storm Gray sweater is size 35. The Baby Fawn sweater is size 42½, modeled with 6½ inches of ease.