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!
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!