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Random Stripe Boxy
Finished
May 3, 2015
December 28, 2018
Project info
Random Stripe Boxy
Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Knitting
me
40/42
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1,547 yards = 3.87 skeins
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock
4 yards in stash
0.99 skeins = 396.0 yards (362.1 meters), 111 grams
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock
12 yards in stash
0.97 skeins = 388.0 yards (354.8 meters), 109 grams
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock
237 yards in stash
1.25 skeins = 499.1 yards (456.4 meters), 141 grams
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock
136 yards in stash
0.66 skeins = 264.0 yards (241.4 meters), 74 grams
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn
Notes

Using the random stripe generator so I don’t have to think too hard!

Jogless stripes
Update - I tried the jogless stripes for a bit, and they weren’t working (left side of the Instagram photo). I’ve since switched to cutting the yarn with each color change and working each row normally, weaving in ends as I go (right side of the Instagram photo). There’s a jog, but I don’t mind. At least the fabric is smoother with each transition, and there’s no puckering from carrying the unused yarn up the side.

Where there is 1x1 ribbing, I’m doing twisted rib instead. (My 1x1 rib looks like crap.)

When shaping the neckline, I kept 4 more stitches on each side for the shoulders, since my shoulders are narrowish and I was concerned that the neckline as written would either be falling off my shoulders and/or my bra straps would show. Came out perfectly!

Swatch:
Before washing,
6.5 sts = 1” on size 3; 8.75 rows = 1” on size 3
6 sts = 1” on size 4; 8.25 rows = 1” on size 4

After washing,
6.25 sts = 1” on size 3, 8 rows = 1” on size 3
5.75 sts = 1” on size 4, 7.75 rows = 1” on size 4

Size 4 wins! Swatch is in Nerrivik colorway only.

Love how Caper Sock feels after washing!

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Finished
May 3, 2015
December 28, 2018
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by String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn
Fingering
80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere goat
400 yards / 113 grams

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  • Originally queued: April 18, 2015
  • Project created: May 3, 2015
  • Finished: December 28, 2018
  • Updated: February 9, 2019