Devin Polo Shirt Designer Knitting Pattern
Devin Polo Shirt Designer Knitting Pattern
Devin Polo Shirt Designer Knitting Pattern

Devin Polo Shirt Designer Knitting Pattern

Regular price $ 15.00

It was René Lacoste, the legendary French tennis player, that first conceived what we know today as the polo shirt. This pattern is inspired by René and designed so every knitter can enjoy the pleasure of hand-crafting a shirt that is as comfortable as the original design from 1929.

Designer Knitting Pattern
The pattern is worked from the top down in one piece so the only seam to be sewn is the body hem. The shoulders and neck are shaped using German short rows, stitches are picked up around the arm hole, the body and arms are worked in the round. Alternating stockinette and twisted stockinette create a subtle sophisticated stripe pattern.

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

This sweater was designed for the following yarn. 18 color options

HiKoo's CoBaSi+, 55% Cotton, 21% Elastic Nylon, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk
This fiber blend is wool free to avoid irritation or overheating, soft and gentle on the hands with a wool-like stretch. The cotton and bamboo are the basis for a washable yarn, silk adds strength, and elastic nylon helps the finished garment hold its shape.

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Skeins needed for S(M, L, XL) = 7(8, 8, 9)

Gauge: 32 sts and 48 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette

Suggested Needles and Notions: 

  • US3/3.25mm* 16”/40cm circular
  • US3/3.25mm* 24”/60cm circular
  • US1/2.25mm* 16”/40cm circular
  • Stitch markers (two different colors)
  • Stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle

* or size needed to obtain gauge


Small – Finished Chest 37.5”/92.25cm
Medium – Finished Chest 40”/101.5cm
Large – Finished Chest 42.5"/108cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 45"/113.5cm

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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.