Hayes Ski Sweater in white chocolate on model – James Cox Knits
Hayes Ski Sweater Designer Knitting Pattern
Hayes Ski Sweater Designer Knitting Pattern

Hayes Ski Sweater Designer Knitting Pattern

Regular price $ 15.00

Cozy up with this cozy yarn and enjoy knitting him or her what will probably become a favorite winter sweater. It knits up fast in a simple combo of knit and purl stitches.

Designer Knitting Pattern
This design is worked from the top down, in one piece. So, you can easily check the fit—shoulders, chest, sleeves, length as you knit. It’s the perfect pattern for a ski sweater or for those chilly days when one feels best in just a chunky sweater—forget the coat.

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

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.

Brown Sheep’s Burly Spun, 100% American Wool, Super Bulky, Eco-friendly

This single-ply wool will stand the test of time. Spun and dyed in the USA—hand wash, dry flat. All Brown Sheep’s yarns are dyed using their proprietary process, which recycles up to 90% of the water used in dying. And since the textile industry is among the top three industries for water pollution, it is comforting to know Brown Sheep yarn is eco-friendly.

10 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10cm, in basket weave pattern on larger needle

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

  • US11 16"/40.5cm circular*
  • US11 24"/60cm circular*
  • US11 double-pointed*
  • US10.5 24"/60cm circular*
  • US10.5 double-pointed*
  • Stitch Markers

*Or size needed to obtain gauge


  • Small – Finished Chest 38.5"/96.cm
  • Medium - Finished Chest 41.5"/105.5cm
  • Large – Finished Chest 44.8"/114cm
  • X-Large - Finished Chest 48"/122cm

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


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.