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

Brian Sporty Crewneck Pattern

Regular price $ 15.00

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This design was inspired by athletic sportswear. I chose superfine merino wool or a cotton/bamboo/silk blend 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 when completed sewn together to create a classic crewneck. Have fun making this sporty sweater and end up a winner.

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  loft and stretch, so it’s not only easy to care for, it’s easy to knit.

HiKoo’s CoBaSi+ - 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon – Light Worsted Weight
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 it’s wool-like stretch makes knitting it gentle on the hands.

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

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

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

  • 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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