Last week I finished up my Boxy sweater.
Pattern: Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in Haze Heather, 7 balls
Needles: 4.0mm, US6
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2012
Finish Date: Sept. 24, 2012
I didn’t make any mods to the pattern. My swatch shrunk up a tiny bit while blocking, so I made sure to keep track of how many rows per inch there was after blocking. Then I counted rows to establish how tall my piece was instead of measuring, knowing it would lose some length later. I don’t know if I’ve ever done this much knitting for one garment! Each rows was 390 stitches! I am also not used to such a loose fitting sweater. It took me a while to not feel dumpy wearing it. But now I am really pleased with it.
I really like the reverse stockinette details at the shoulders. If I was going to change anything, I might make my sleeves a little more fitted. I can still take them in a little bit if I choose to.
The pattern mentioned it being cropped, but mine didn’t really turn out that way and I have the same dimensions. Maybe it is my short waist.
I haven’t gotten much knitting done the last couple weeks. I went the entire weekend without knitting a stitch! And that hasn’t happened in years! I do have some new projects to share with you later this week though.