Robert Dress Shirt Sweater
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Robert Dress Shirt Sweater
Robert Dress Shirt Sweater
Robert Dress Shirt Sweater
Robert Dress Shirt Sweater
Robert Dress Shirt Sweater
Robert Dress Shirt Sweater

Robert Dress Shirt Sweater

Regular price $ 195.00

Free Back Pack Project Bag • Free Unique Row Checker

This unique knitwear design results in a sweater that will get scores of compliments for the lucky recipient of your finished work, or plenty of “Wow, you knit this?” praise for yourself. Yarn of exceptionally high quality is paired with the tailored shaping and finishing details of a classic dress shirt, and it’s all done seamlessly. This top-down sweater has sleeves that are picked up and knit off of the body and shaped using short rows, and neither the buttoned cuffs, plackets nor collar require sewing. Clear instructions will guide you step-by-step through this smartly designed sweater, and the finished result could offer a bonus—upgrading your status as a skillful knitter.

Like all top-down sweaters that are worked in one piece without seams, you can easily check the fit—shoulders, chest, sleeves, length—as you knit. If this sweater pattern appears too challenging, don’t hesitate. Haven’t knitted a top-down sweater before? Don’t worry. Here’s a free, printable PDF of top-down knitting instructions.

Knitting Help
For your convenience, I’ve collected knitting tips and links to videos that will make knitting your project easier and even more fun. Knitting Help

Starting at $195

This sweater kit includes a pattern (in a handy pocket size), yarn and a row checker, which is a tool to help you keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases and decreases. Your knitting kit is delivered in a backpack-style project bag.

Yarn Options:

Euroflax Sport, 100% Linen
This linen yarn has exceptional softness that is achieved by fine splitting the long flax fibers and double-boiling the yarn during production. The result is a strong, easy-to-care-for yarn that grows softer each time you wash it. Machine washable.

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

Gauge: 25 sts and 33 rows – 4”/10cm in stockinette

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

  • US4 16"/40.5cm circular*
  • US4 24"/60cm or 32"/80cm circular*
  • US4 double-pointed*
  • 11 buttons
  • Removable stitch markers

* or size needed to obtain gauge


X-Small – Finished Chest 39.5"/100cm
Small – Finished Chest 41"/104cm
Medium – Finished Chest 43"/109cm
Large – Finished Chest 46"/117cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 48"/122cm

Delivery is estimated at 5 to 10 business days. If you should need to return a purchase, please click on the returns page for our Returns Policy.

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

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

The kit for this sweater, complete with pattern and yarn, comes in a backpack-style project bag. 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.



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.