By Joji Locatelli
Boxy is a very simple modern sweater, with a very wide body and skinny sleeves. Worked with a lightweight yarn it is very flattering, drapey and stylish!
A little short row section in the shoulders adds an interesting texture to the sleeves.
Directions are given to make a seamless version (worked in the round) or a seamed version (worked back and forth) of the body. The sleeves and the neckband are worked seamlessly in the round in both versions.
This design has also a big brother, Worsted Boxy and a sister, V-neck Boxy.
If you have already purchased any of these versions, get Boxy with a 50% discount (just place it in your cart and the discount will be automatic).
28/30, (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50, 52/54).
Note on sizing: This sweater can fit a big range of sizes. The biggest difference among the different sizes is the sleeve circumference. Also, I designed this sweater to be a little bit cropped. You can easily add some inches to the body section to make it longer.
Body circumference: 64 (68, 68, 68, 76, 76, 76) inches; 160 (170, 170, 170, 190, 190, 190) cm.
Sleeve circumference at elbow: 9 (9¼, 9¾, 10½, 11, 12, 13) inches; 22½, (23, 24½, 26, 27½, 30, 32½) cm.
Sleeve length from elbow to cuff: 6 inches; 15 cm.
Length from shoulder to bottom: 20½ (20¾, 23, 23¼, 23½, 25, 25½) inches; 51 (51½, 52, 58, 59, 62½, 64) cm.
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) 100g skeins.
US 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles for the body (directions for seamed and seamless versions are provided).
US 4 (3.5mm) and US 2½ (3mm) circular needles for the neckband and sleeves (needed for both versions).
Stitch holders, tapestry needle, an extra needle for 3-needle-bind off.
23 st and 30 rows to 4 inches on US 4 (3.5mm) needles, in stockinette stitch, after blocking.