Rodney Wooly Sweater in Grey/Black on model over T shirt – James Cox Knits
Rodney Wooly Sweater in Grey/Black on model w/ flannel shirt – James Cox Knits
Rodney Winter Sweater
Rodney Wooly Sweater neck detail – James Cox Knits
Rodney Wooly Sweater in Grey/Black – James Cox Knits
Rodney Wooly Sweater in Grey/Black on model w/ dress shirt and wool slacks – James Cox Knits
Rodney Winter Sweater
Rodney Winter Sweater

Rodney Winter Sweater

Regular price $ 250.00

Or Buy the Pattern with StitchSaver™ Row Checker for $15 - contains instructions for all sizes.

This kit includes yarn, the pattern with instructions for all sizes, a list of all abbreviations, glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking. The kit also includes my proprietary StitchSaverTM Row Checker. Plus, a link is provided to Knitting Help on my web site. All in a backpack project bag.

StitchSaver Row Checker
It is hard to make a mistake with my unique Row Checker. It helps you keep track of stitch count row-by-row for each section of the pattern, plus all increase and decrease shaping. With check off boxes for each row you can put this project aside for a week, a month or a year and return to the exact spot where you stopped.

Knitting Help
For your convenience, we’ve collected definitions for abbreviations, links to tutorial videos that may make knitting your project easier and more fun, as well as guides to techniques and tailoring. Visit the  Knitting Help page on our website.

This could be the sweater your favorite guy or gal will like so much that he or she passes it down someday to a son, daughter or grandchild. The top-down pattern uses a progression that changes from light to dark as you knit, making the shoulders look bigger and the waist smaller. Who wouldn’t like that? The durable, bulky-weight yarn knits up very fast on large needles, so enjoy making it while you can, as you will finish quickly.

Haven’t knitted a top-down sweater before? Don’t worry. Here’s a free, printable PDF of top-down knitting instructions.

Brown Sheep’s Burly Spun – Super Bulky – 100% American Wool – Eco-Friendly

All Brown Sheep’s yarns are dyed using their proprietary process, which recycles up to 90% of the water used in the dying process. And since the textile industry is considered to be among the top three industries for water pollution, it is comforting to know Brown Sheep yarn is eco-friendly.

The on-screen color representations for yarn may not be precise representations of actual colors due to variance in monitor calibrations.

10 stitches and 14 rows = 4”/10cm on US 7/4.5mm

Suggested Needles and Notions:
The following are recommended but not included in the kit.  

  • US13 16"40.5cm circular*
  • US13 24"/60cm or 32"/80cm circular*
  • US13 double-pointed*
  • Stitch Markers
  • * Or size needed to obtain gauge

- Finished chest 40"/101.5cm
Medium - Finished chest 42.5"/108cm
Large - Finished chest 45.6"/116cm
X-Large - Finished chest 48"/122cm

To order, return to top of this page, and select size, colorway and number of kits.

A link to this Downloadable Pattern will be provided after checkout, as well as via email. Downloadable Patterns are nonrefundable.


Backpack-style project bag in two views: on model and showing contents - James Cox Knits

On the front of the backpack is a zippered pouch with a porthole. You can insert the ball of yarn from which you’re knitting and run the yarn through the porthole, so if you like, you can even knit while walking down the street. 

Note: needles and handsome guy not included.

Delivery Info
Delivery is typically estimated at 5 to 10 business days. While under COVID-related restrictions, delivery may be delayed. A link to any downloadable pattern will be provided after checkout, via email. Downloadable Patterns are nonrefundable. If you should need to return a purchase, please click on the returns page for our Returns Policy.


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