Hayes Ski Sweater in white chocolate on model – James Cox Knits
Hayes Ski Sweater w/ overcoat and hat on model – James Cox Knits
Hayes Ski Sweater
Hayes Ski Sweater stitch detail on model – James Cox Knits
Hayes Ski Sweater
Hayes Ski Sweater

Hayes Ski Sweater

Regular price $ 195.00

Or Buy the Pattern with StitchSaver™ Row Checker for $10 - contains instructions for all sizes.

This kit includes yarn, the pattern with instructions for all sizes, a list of all abbreviations, glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking. Plus, a link is provided to Knitting Help on my web site. The kit also includes my proprietary StitchSaverTM Row Checker. All in a backpack project bag.

StitchSaver™ Row Checker
It is hard to make a mistake with my unique 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.

Knitting Help
For your convenience, we’ve collected definitions for abbreviations, links to tutorial videos that may make knitting your project easier and more fun, as well as guides to techniques and tailoring. Visit the Knitting Help page on our website.

Cozy up with this cozy yarn and enjoy knitting him or her what will probably become their, or perhaps your, favorite winter sweater. This is the perfect pattern for a ski sweater or for those chilly days when one feels best in just a chunky sweater—forget the coat.

The yarn is super bulky weight and knits up really fast in a simple combo of knit and purl stitches. You can knit this sweater in a matter of days, and the distinctive basket weave pattern is easy and fun to knit.

This design is worked from the top down, in one piece, and has no seams at all. And like all top-down sweaters, you can easily check the fit—shoulders, chest, sleeves, length—as you knit. Haven’t knitted a top-down sweater before? Don’t stress. Here’s a free, printable PDF of top-down knitting instructions.

Brown Sheep’s Burly Spun, 100% American Wool, Super Bulky
Chunky, woolly, and warm, this single-ply wool will stand the test of time. Spun and dyed in the USA, it’s a great choice for a warm, winter knit. Hand wash, dry flat.

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

10 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10cm, in basket weave pattern on larger needle

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

  • US11 16"/40.5cm circular
  • US11 24"/60cm circular
  • US11 double-pointed
  • US10.5 24"/60cm circular
  • US10.5 double-pointed
  • Stitch Markers


  • Small – Finished Chest 38.5"/96.cm
  • Medium - Finished Chest 41.5"/105.5cm
  • Large – Finished Chest 44.8"/114cm
  • X-Large - Finished Chest 48"/122cm

A link to this Downloadable Pattern will be provided after checkout, as well as via email. Downloadable Patterns are nonrefundable.

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

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.

Delivery Info
Delivery is typically estimated at 5 to 10 business days. While under COVID-related restrictions, delivery may be delayed. A link to any downloadable pattern will be provided after checkout, via email. Downloadable Patterns are nonrefundable. If you should need to return a purchase, please click on the returns page for our Returns Policy.


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