Francis Crewneck Pullover Designer Knitting Pattern
Francis Crewneck Pullover Designer Knitting Pattern
Francis Crewneck Pullover Designer Knitting Pattern

Francis Crewneck Pullover Designer Knitting Pattern

Regular price $ 15.00

Our favorite sporty sweater has been re-imagined in delicious Basis fingering weight. The pairing of two variegated yarns that were meant to be united almost guarantees compliments when you finish this project.

This fingering weight yarn is a very light and very special blend. It is mostly cool, soft cotton, that has been enhanced with a bit of wool to give it resilience. Plus, cashmere to add a luxurious glow. It provides clear stitch definition and has a delightful hand when knitting, because while being cotton based it knits like wool. And last but not least the color variegations include some subtle touches to elevate the sophistication of your finished work.

The sleeves and body are knitted separately in stockinette, then sewn together to create a classic crewneck. Both the upper body and sleeves are worked flat from the top down to the bottom of the armhole. Then the lower body and sleeves are worked in the round from the armhole to the cuff and hem. Tackle this modern version of a classic sporty sweater and you’re sure to have a homerun.

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
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Basis from Trendsetter Yarns

  • 75% Cotton, 16% Wool, 9% Cashmere
  • 210 yards/50 grams
  • US 5/3.75mm needles
  • Approx. 6 stitches per inch
  • Fingering weight

Yarn Needed for Francis
S (M. L, XL) = 1 (1, 13, 13) balls

Gauge for Francis Pattern
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4”/10cm on US 7/4.5mm

Suggested Needles and Notions

  • US5/3.75mm and US7/4.5mm 16’’/40.5cm circular*
  • US5/3.75mm and US7/ 4.5mm 24’’/60cm circular *
  • US7/4.5mm double-pointed *
  • Removable stitch markers and stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle

* Or size needed to obtain gauge

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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.