Brian Sporty Crewneck Designer Knitting Pattern
Brian Sporty Crewneck Designer Knitting Pattern
Brian Sporty Crewneck sweater in orange/charcoal – James Cox Knits
Brian Sporty Crewneck Designer Knitting Pattern

Brian Sporty Crewneck Designer Knitting Pattern

Regular price $ 15.00

Complimentary StitchSaver™ Row Checker

This design was inspired by athletic sportswear. Choose superfine merino wool or a blend of cotton/bamboo/silk/elastic nylon to make it very wearable with a shirt, t-shirt, or, what the heck, no shirt at all. The sleeves and body are worked separately in stockinette from the top down, then sewn together to create a classic crewneck. Have fun making this sporty sweater and end up a winner.

This pattern includes a list of all abbreviations and a glossary of terms. It is accompanied by our proprietary StitchSaver™ Row Checker. Plus, a link is provided to Knitting Help on our web site.

StitchSaver Row Checker

"It is hard to make a mistake with our unique complimentary 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."
- James

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 pattern was designed for:

Trendsetter’s Merino 6, DK, 100% Superfine Merino

This high-quality merino yarn is designed to be extra smooth as well as soft. A 6-ply, high twist, washable yarn with loft and stretch, so it’s not only easy to care for, its easy to knit. Yardage:

HiKoo’s CoBaSi+ - 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon – Light Worsted

This wool-free option uses a lush blend of fibers that are soft, breathable, and machine washable. This makes it perfect for all seasons. And its wool-like stretch makes knitting it gentle on the hands. Yardage: S (M, L, XL) = 1,632 (1,768, 1,914, 2,040)

20 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette


  • US7 16"/40.5cm circular
  • US7 24"/60cm or 32"/80cm circular
  • US7 double-pointed
  • Stitch Markers

* Or size needed to obtain gauge


  • Small – Finished Chest 38.8"/99cm
  • Medium – Finished Chest 40.8"/103.5cm
  • Large – Finished Chest 43.5"/110.5cm
  • X-Large – Finished Chest 46.5"/118cm

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Sophisticated, elegant, stylish, chic. After seeing James’ collection, I may give up needlepoint.

Patsy A.

These designs take men's sweaters to a whole new level of luxury and deliciousness. Might have to get a new man once my divorce goes through, just so I can knit him a James Cox Knits sweater.

Florence Q.