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Camellia Fiber Co. Boxy Tee

The Boxy Tee has been on my to-knit list for a while now. It is the perfect sweater for me; fingering weight, over-sized, and well....boxy. Boxy is just a big square which is exactly how I like my tops these days. I cast on as soon as we received the Camellia Fiber Co. yarns  and I knew my dream sweater was in the making.

Boxy Tee in Camellia Fiber Co. Flax

Pattern: Boxy Tee by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: Camellia Fiber Co. Flax in Stucco
Size Made: 28/30 (64" bust worn with 30" positive ease) Modifications: Made body shorter by 4"

Camellia Fiber Co. Flax Yarn Detail

First, let me wax poetic about this yarn. CFC Flax is a soft, luscious blend of 50% alpaca, 25% linen, and 25% silk in a 3-ply fingering weight. It is so wonderfully drapey and absolutely perfect for this over-sized garment. This yarn is unbelievably soft and the linen adds a bit of a rustic texture which I love. CFC is dyed in Nashville TN and I'm pretty much obsessed with every color. This color Stucco, a love child between grey and purple, is the greatest color I could imagine. So many heart eyes.

Jaime's Boxy Tee in Camellia Fiber Co. Flax

The Boxy Pattern by Joji Locatelli is brilliant. There are instructions for knitting it either in the round or as a seamed sweater depending on your preference. I personally chose to knit in the round. It is a bottom up sweater with short row shaping for the shoulders. The shoulder seams are joined with a 3-needle bind off and the sleeves are picked up and knit in the round. The neck is finished with a bit of ribbing. Simple and elegant. 

Collar of Jaime's Boxy Tee in CFC Flax

This is a great sweater to knit if you love stockinette stitch which I do...just stockinette stitch forevvvver! With 30" of positive ease and worked on size 3 needles, this was a lot of knitting. This sweater took me about 3 months which is a long time for me, but I don't regret a minute it of. It was a joy to knit both the meditative pattern and the silky yarn. It is my current favorite sweater and I look forward to wearing it all the time. 

Boxy Tee

Comments on this post (1)

  • Feb 23, 2017

    Beautiful modell and look

    — Veronique Klauth

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