Boxes 'n Boxes by Tracy Purtscher
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Boxes 'n Boxes

August 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1540 - 1680 yards (1408 - 1536 m)
S, M, L


Many thanks to all who have asked to be notified when I have updated and released the pattern.


The release of this patten has been postponed.


I have been working on a book. It is being published by Soho Publishing/Sixth & Spring and will be released Fall 2016.

I hope you will understand the deadlines I face for the book are the priority and this pattern may not see the light of day again until December or January.

This pattern is no longer available through Skacel.
I expect to release an updated and reformatted pattern. Please leave a comment if you would like to be notified.

Designed by Tracy Purtscher for The Fiber Factor contest!

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate


Featured Yarn: Simpliworsted by HiKoo, 55% Merino, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon, 140 yds / 100g hank. Shown in C1-#063(Beige), C2-#057 (Yellow), C3-#046 (Red), and C4-#038 (Dark Grey).

Both models pictured are wearing the sweater in a size SMALL. This sweater is meant to be a BOXY SWEATER with a lot of ease. While the small and medium both have a bust circumference of 47”, the medium has longer sleeves and a longer body.

47” measured at Bust
3 hanks C1 (420 yards)
2 hanks C2 (280 yards)
3 hanks C3 (420 yards)
3 hanks C4 (420 yards)
TOTAL - 11 hanks and 1,540 yards

47” measured at Bust, but longer body and arms than Small
3 hanks C1 (420 yards)
2 hanks C2 (280 yards)
3 hanks C3 (420 yards)
3 hanks C4 (420 yards)
TOTAL - 11 hanks and 1,540 yards

55” measured at Bust
4 hanks C1 (560 yards)
2 hanks C2 (280 yards)
3 hanks C3 (420 yards)
3 hanks C4 (420 yards)
TOTAL - 12 hanks and 1,680 yards

Note: Suggested yarn quantities are approximate, and not all of each color is used. However, purchasing suggested amounts will ensure enough yarn/dye lots to complete the project. Find free patterns to use with leftovers at

addi Needles:
6 mm (approx US 10) 32” circular needle
4.5 mm (approx US 7) 24” circular needle
Additional Notions: Tapestry needle

All yarn and needles distributed by skacel collection, Inc.

Gauge: 16 sts / 23 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch
To save time, check your gauge and read all instructions thoroughly before beginning.

1) Garment is knit in one piece from the bottom Front hem up and over the shoulders to the Back hem. The Neck stitches are initially worked with waste yarn, and then later picked up and worked in the round on a smaller needle. Small cuffs are added to the sleeve edges after the seams are sewn.

2) The Back is approx. 2” longer than the Front. Side seams are sewn leaving a 2” side vent bordered with Garter Stitch.

3) Slip the first stitch of each row to aid in seaming.

4) Size S is shown on the cover of the pattern, worn by a size 6 model. Sizing for this boxy sweater is extremely generous, and though sizes S and M look the same in circumference at the bust, the length in both body and sleeves is greater for the M size.