Rodney Winter Sweater Designer Knitting Pattern
Rodney Winter Sweater Designer Knitting Pattern
Rodney Wooly Sweater in Grey/Black on model over T shirt – James Cox Knits
Rodney Wooly Sweater in Grey/Black – James Cox Knits
Rodney Winter Sweater Designer Knitting Pattern

Rodney Winter Sweater Designer Knitting Pattern

Regular price $ 15.00

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, nephew, niece, protégé or grandchild.

Complimentary StitchSaver™ Row Checker 

Designer Knitting Pattern
The sweater pattern uses a progression that changes from light to dark as you knit down, making the shoulders look bigger and the waist smaller. Who wouldn’t like that? Designed for durable, bulky-weight yarn, this pattern knits up very fast on large needles, so enjoy making it while you can, as you will finish quickly.

A top-down design, knitting starts with the neck shaping, followed by raglan shaping which helps to create a tailored look while working the yoke of the sweater—front, back and sleeves—all at once and in the round. Like all top-down sweaters that are knitted in one piece without seams, you can easily check the fit—shoulders, chest, sleeves, length—as you knit. Haven’t knitted a top-down sweater before? Don’t worry. Here’s a free, printable PDF of  top-down knitting instructions.

This pattern includes instructions for all sizes, a list of all abbreviations, glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking. The pattern also includes my proprietary StitchSaver™ Row Checker. Plus, a link is provided to Knitting Help on my 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 sweater was designed for the following yarn.

Brown Sheep’s Burly Spun, 100% Wool

Skeins needed in color sequence for S(M, L, XL) =
1/2/3/2(1/2/3/2, 1/2/3/2, 1/2/4/2)

Gauge: 10 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette

Suggested Needles and Notions:

  • US13 16"40.5cm circular*
  • US13 24"/60cm or 32"/80cm circular*
  • US13 double-pointed*
  • Stitch Markers

* or size needed to obtain gauge


Small - Finished chest 40"/101.5cm
Medium - Finished chest 42.5"/108cm
Large - Finished chest 45.6"/116cm
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.