Michael Cardigan
Michael Cardigan
Michael Cardigan
Michael Cardigan
Michael Cardigan
Michael Cardigan
Michael Cardigan
Michael Cardigan
Michael Cardigan
Michael Cardigan

Michael Cardigan

Regular price $ 167.00

Complimentary StitchSaver™ Row Checker and Backpack Project Bag

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. The kit also includes my proprietary StitchSaver™ Row Checker. Plus, a link is provided to Knitting Help on my web site. All in a backpack project bag.

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

More about Our Kits and StitchSaver™ Row Checkers

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.

How about a cardigan sweater with a few design features and knitting techniques that will make knitting it a pleasure and wearing it an even greater delight. This is a top-down pattern with no seams. It incorporates an elegant invisible raglan seam increase with hems on the cuff and the body, versus ribbing, which magically require no sewing. The peek of color inside the pockets is echoed in the subtle trim along the button placket providing the finishing touch. It can dress up a pair of jeans or take the place of a sport coat. How’s that for versatile?

Haven’t knitted a top-down sweater before? Don’t worry. Here’s a free, printable PDF of top-down knitting instructions.

Euroflax Sport - 100% Linen – Sport Weight

This sport weight linen yarn is wet spun from flax-fiber. Exceptional softness is achieved by fine splitting the long fibers and double boiling the yarn. Machine wash on gentle cycle using a non-bleach, mild soap. Dry in your dryer on a medium setting for 15 minutes, then lay flat to finish. For an even softer result, dry completely in the dryer. To enhance the sheen of the yarn, steam with a steam iron.

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

22 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm, washed and blocked.

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

  • US4/3.5mm 16”/40.5cm circular needles*
  • US4/3.5mm 24”/60cm or 32”/80cm circular needles*
  • US4/3.5mm double-pointed*
  • Stitch Markers 

* Or size needed to obtain gauge

Finished Chest Circumference:

  • Small – 39.5"/101cm
  • Medium – 42.5"/106cm
  • Large – 45"/114.3cm
  • X-Large – 50”/127cm
  • XX-Large – 52.5"/133.3cm

To order, return to top of this page, and select size, colorway and number of kits.

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.