Brioche Turtleneck Pullover

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A plush brioche cowl finishes the distinctive eight-point cabled yoke of this snuggly pullover. Gentle A-line shaping and 5–6” of ease make Riptide comfortable and cozy. The knitting is seamless, with the body and sleeves worked in the round from the single-ribbed hem and cuffs upward and then united for the circular yoke. Cleverly placed brioche helps to lower the front neck without the use of short rows and smoothly transitions to a cowl knit from the live stitches. Knit in chunky-weight Quarry, this sweater will fly off the needles. Riptide makes a good canvas for our darker colors, as the bold and simple pattern won’t be lost.


  • 1300 (1400, 1585, 1685, 1910, 2015) yards of chunky weight wool yarn


  • 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g)
  • Photographed in color Moonstone
  • 14 stitches & 21 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 11½ stitches & 34 rounds = 4″ in Brioche Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Note that for Brioche Rib, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rounds; when you count these it will appear that 17 rounds = 4″


Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One each 16″, 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves).

Finished dimensions
  • 37¼ (40½, 45¼, 48½, 53¼, 56½)” circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: + 5–6″
  • Sample shown is size 40½” with 8½” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Rib Cabled Cast On
Norah Gaughan
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