One day a couple of weeks ago, I got a hankering to design. That’s why I got myself this little blog.
But I am a responsible knitter. I like to finish what I start. It keeps me feeling happy, and sane, and mildly in control of my addiction. So I had to get some other projects off my needles. First on my list was Boxy, a design by Joji Locatelli. Here is my Rav project page.
I’d been working on Boxy since last winter. It involves a lot—like, a lot—of stockinette, and somewhere along the way I set it down without picking it back up. Sometimes that happens. It’s the closest I get to doing my duty, when I pick up a project like this and compel myself to finish. I am not, by nature, a duty-doer.
But I’m so glad I finished, because it turned out really nice! (pardon the jaggy hem, gotta replace blocking wires.)
pattern: Boxy, by Joji Locatelli (seamless version)
size: 32/34 (for my 34″ self)
yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, about 3.8 skeins or 1560 yards
needles: sz 4 and sz 3
- added 3″ to body length.
- added 1″ to arm length.
- made the neckline wider. picked up 148 sts, knit 5 rnds with sz 4 needles, knit 4 rnds with sz 3 needles, bo knit-wise.
The drape of the TML after blocking is gorgeous. I only hope it doesn’t pill too badly with wear. It is very comfy, and very soft, and very, very gray.
So much draped merino makes one feel filthy rich and outrageously pampered, which is nice, especially when one is neither of those things.
Also, it inspires one to brace oneself against a wall in a jazzy swoon, like the heroin from a neo-noir 80’s musical. It is quite a dramatic garment.
I love it and I love being finished with it.