Doug Eyelet Sweater PATTERN (Printed)
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Doug Eyelet Sweater PATTERN (Printed)


After finishing this design I liked wearing it so much that I created versions for both fingering and worsted weight yarn. So one can do as I do and wear it year round. The stockinette yoke combined with a generous grid of open eyelet and fitted ribbing on the body and arms works to expand the chest and diminish the waist. The worsted weight yields a looser fit while the fingering option produces a lighter weight sweater that hugs the body. This top down design without seams and with invisible raglan increases provides techniques that add up to a pattern that is both interesting and rewarding. Haven’t knitted a top-down sweater before? Don’t worry. Here’s a free, printable PDF of top-down knitting instructions. And the result of your needlework could add up to a great gift for yourself or someone else. Then again, if you like it as much as I do, two gifts.

Pattern and Row Checker
This pattern is nicely printed on card stock in a handy pocket size. A list of all abbreviations, glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking are included. It also comes with my unique Row Checker. A tool you can use to help keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases, and decreases. Throughout the pattern you’ll find indicators of when to refer to your Row Checker.

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 yarns. 24 color options.

HiKoo’s CoBaSi Sock Weight Fingering 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon

Skeins needed for S(M, L, XL, XXL) = 8(8, 9, 10, 11)

HiKoo’s CoBaSi+ Worsted 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon

Skeins needed for S(M, L, XL) = 7(8, 9, 10, 10)

Both CoBaSi and CoBaSi+  are wool-free options. This lush blend of fibers is soft, breathable, and machine washable, making it perfect for all seasons; and it’s wool-like stretch makes knitting it gentle on the hands. Machine washable.

Trendsetter’s Merino VI 100% Superwash Merino, DK/Worsted

Skeins needed for S(M, L, XL, XXL) = 9(11, 12, 13, 13)

This high quality merino yarn is designed to be extra smooth as well as soft. A 6-ply, high twist, washable yarn has loft and stretch, so it’s not only easy to care for, but easy to knit with as well. Machine washable.


Worsted or DK Weight Yarns: 18sts and 25 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette

Fingering Weight Yarns: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette

Suggested Needles and Notions:

  • US7/4.5mm* 16"/40.5cm circular
  • US7/4.5mm* 24"/60cm or 32”/80cm circular
  • US7/4.5mm* double-pointed
  • Stitch markers

    * or size needed to obtain gauge


    Small – Finished Chest 37.5”/95.3cm
    Medium – Finished Chest 40.8”/103.6cm
    Large – Finished Chest 44.5”/113cm
     – Finished Chest 48”/122cm
    XX-Large – Finished Chest 52”/132cm

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    This pattern is also available as a kit. To see kit options in 7 colorways click here.

    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.

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

    Note: needles and handsome guy not included.