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Woodruff Turtleneck - Knitting Pattern

Woodruff Turtleneck - Knitting Pattern

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Do you like turtlenecks, but don’t like the extra bump of fabric near your clavicle, and the choking feeling that comes from the front riding up too much? Fear not. With the Woodruff turtleneck you can have it all. The careful shoulder and neckline shaping leaves the front sitting right where it’s supposed to. It’s so comfortable you might even forget you’re wearing it!

The lovely twisted cables at the the collar, hem and cuffs elevate the Woodruff to a new level of elegance. The fitted style allows for many layering possibilities.


Worked top-down seamlessly, with short-row set-in sleeves. Also includes options for a simple crew neck or folded collar. Includes instructions for optional bust short rows. Cables are charted and written out.

Difficulty: Intermediate

As with all my garment patterns, you can use the code ANTIFATTAX at checkout to get 20% off the pattern price, to assist in combating the extra cost fat makers face. Intended for sizes 6-9.

Professionally tech edited by Kephren Pritchett, and test knit.

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See photos for schematic and size chart.

Sizes are graded to be ~10% smaller than the full bust.

Pattern includes access to a spreadsheet that allows you to mix and match bicep, bust, and cross shoulder measurements.

Sample is size 2 without bust short rows and is 12% smaller than actual bust. Worn with 2.25” / 5.5 cm of negative ease at the high hip, and ~2” / 5 cm of positive ease at the bicep.



25.5 stitches and 35 rows in 4” / 10 cm in stockinette on (Larger) needles, after blocking.

27 stitches and 38 rows in 4” / 10 cm in half twisted ribbing on (Smaller) needles, after blocking.


Needles & Notions

(Larger) US 2.5 / 3 mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge after blocking.

(Smaller) US 1.5 / 2.5 mm circular needles for the ribbed hem, collar, and cuffs, or size needed to obtain ribbing gauge.

Generally circular needle lengths that are ~75% of the finished bust measurement will be comfortable.

Several stitch markers (including a few removable ones), darning needle, scissors, tape measure, waste yarn for putting stitches on hold.


Explorer Knits + Fibers Cashmere Caverns Sock 3, 3, 3, (4, 4, 4), {5, 5, 6} skeins (435 yards / 398 meters per 100 g), 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere.

OR 1015, 1149, 1272, (1392, 1535, 1700) {1859, 2019, 2211} yards / 929, 1051, 1164, (1274, 1405, 1556) {1701, 1847, 2023} meters of comparable fingering weight yarn. Yardage is based on the turtleneck collar option.


German Twisted CO
Backwards Loop CO
PU and K
German Short Rows
Tacking down live sts
Italian BO
1t/2r LC
1t/2r RC
K1tbl / P1tbl
K2tog / K3tog
M1L / M1R

What’s Included

-The main pattern

-Access to the google sheet that lets you mix and match Bust, Cross Shoulder, and Scye Depth.

-Progress charts for the yoke (reflects main pattern not google sheet)

-Optional bust short row instructions

-Prompt pattern support