Friday Finishes: My Not So Boxy Boxy Sweater

Last weekend I finished and blocked my Worsted Boxy Sweater and I absolutely love how it turned out!  The reason I titled my post today “My Not So Boxy Boxy Sweater” is for the fact I made the size small, which I am so grateful I did.  I am short and a little plump, so a full blown version wouldn’t have looked so great on me.

Sorry that my photo is a bit dark.

I am also very grateful I ended up with a perfectly stripped sweater too! I wasn’t quite sure how it would look and was worried about pooling, but it’s just right!

The particulars…

Pattern:  Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Start Date: August 17, 2021

End Date:  September 17, 2021

Yarn:  Malabrigo Rios in the color Pearl

Total Skeins: 5 1/2 and I have 1 full skein left

Modifications:  I modified the neckline by knitting 2 rounds, then knitting 3 rounds of a k2, p2 rib, ending with 2 knitted rounds, then bound off.  For the sleeves, I used a size H crochet hook and worked a slipped stitch round so that I could pick up my 46 stitches for each sleeve.  This gave a much neater look and I also worked a k2, p2 rib(ending with k2 at the end of the round) instead of stockinette.  

So, will I make this pattern again?  It was a great project for mindless knitting and the shoulder construction was interesting but I’m not sure it’s one I would make again anytime soon.

Until next time, be creative!

6 thoughts on “Friday Finishes: My Not So Boxy Boxy Sweater

  1. I like the looks of your boxy. It is a pattern I have been eyeing but was worried it would exaggerate my “plumpness”. Making a smaller size never even entered my mind. Thank you for that suggestion. Also the idea of doing slip stitches on the armhole is a great suggestion to. Good job Tina.


  2. Thank you so very much Marsha and you are so very welcome on the suggestions. I really like how mine turned out and very happy I decided to make the small. The only other thing I forgot to mention is the number of stitches you pick up for the sleeve, which I picked up what was called for in the 3rd size (size 40/42).


  3. It looks perfect! I think your sizing choice was a good one. My fingering boxy is now a bit big and looks rather like a sack on me, so I'm thinking I might need to make another in a smaller size. I like the shape and a bit of positive ease, but not too much. So thanks for the inspiration!


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