Boxy Cape by Joji Locatelli

Boxy Cape

September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1300 - 1600 yards (1189 - 1463 m)
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Surrender sweetly to this drapey garment and follow the lead into Fall where the look remains consistently oversized and cozy.
Is it possible to make an even more relaxed and comfortable garment than Boxy? Meet Boxy Cape!

This sweet child of mine comes together quickly as you work side-to-side forming a strip that eventually grows into an incredible cover that will drape down from your shoulders to your fingertips.
It’s the perfect thing to toss on before hitting the streets for an evening stroll and after you work up some warmth your temperature will stay balanced with a little welcome breeze that might sneak up from underneath.
Best of all this worsted weight poncho-style piece isn’t just for Fall. Once you button it up, under the arms and down the front, it beautifully transitions into a shawl collared cardigan that is bound to keep you snug and warm straight through winter.

Enjoy and keep knitting!

Shown in size M/L on a size 36” bust.
Note on sizing: This is a cape! So the sizes are not based on your bust measurement, but mostly on your height. Taller people usually have longer arms, so the bigger sizes are recommended for them (longer cape, wider too). If you are usually an XL for a sweater, but you are rather short, you might consider making a smaller size, since it will probably fit you better…

Finished Measurements:
Body width (from side to side): 46 (50, 54, 58) inches; 115 (125, 135, 145) cm.
Length from Shoulder to bottom: 22 (23, 25, 27) inches; 55, (57½, 62½, 67½) cm.

Yarn: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% merino - 100g/200y): 7 (7, 8, 8) skeins.
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm) and US 10 (6mm) needles.
Other notions: Ten 1” buttons, stitch markers, split ring st markers, stitch holders.

Gauge: 15 st and 24 rows to 4 inches, on US 10 (6mm) needles, in stockinette st, AFTER BLOCKING.