Berries-in-a-Box by Lori Versaci


June 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Berries-in-a-Box pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1450 - 1750 yards (1326 - 1600 m)
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La Bien Aimée is hosting a summer sweater knitting KAL over in their Ravelry Group! Check it out!

I am so excited to introduce you to, BERRIES-IN-A-BOX! I think the photos speak for themselves…

BERRIES-IN-A-BOX is fun-to-knit and so easy-to-wear. The sweater is knit all in one piece and joined using a 3-neelde I-cord bind-off (no seaming). You can choose from 2 sizes. The smaller size is for bust sizes 30 - 42” and the larger size is for bust sizes 46 -54”. It is shown in the smaller size on a model with a bust measurement of 34” and one with a bust measurement of 42”. I think you will agree, that it looks fabulous on both!

Photos by the amazing Gale Zucker

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AROUND At Hem: 67 (76 ½)“/170 (194.5)cm; At Underarm: 64 ¼ (73 ½)/163 (186)cm

Hem-to-Shoulder: 21 ½ (23 ½)“/54.5 (59.5)cm; Center BACK: 26 ¾ (28 ¾)”/68 (73)cm


  • La Bien Aimée Merino DK 100% superwash merino wool; 252 yds/230m per 115g skein: 6 (7) skeins or
  • DK weight yarn: approx 1450 (1750)yds/1325 (1600)m


  • US Size 6 (4mm) 32”/80cm (or desired length) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • A second circular needle of same or smaller size.

20 sts and 40 rows = 4”/ 10cm in garter sts (blocked) and
21 sts and 32 rows = 4’/10cm in Berry-in-a-Box patt (blocked)
Take time to check gauge!

BODY (including front bands) is worked in one piece to underarm, then BACK and FRONTS are divided and worked to shoulders. Front bands are continued for back neck band and joined. FRONTS and BACK are joined using 3-needle I-cord BO.
A 3-st selvedge is worked at beg and end of every row as follows: RS rows: K3 at beg of row and k1, sl 2 at end; WS rows: P3 at beg of row and p1, sl 2 at end.