Project Profile: Amalia’s ‘Boxy’ May 26, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Project Ideas

Although we often hear that our product selection and store samples provide creative inspiration to those who shop chez Espace Tricot, we can honestly say, the reverse is also true! Between the handwork of our customers and our in-store consultants, Lisa and I have front-row seats to a steady stream of beautiful finished projects on a daily basis.  And that’s why we can hardly believe that we haven’t thought to feature them in this space before!  Well, we’ve come to our senses and today we’re starting a new, (hopefully) weekly, series on our blog  in which we will feature photos and a little information about some of the projects that come through our doors.

To get the ball rolling, our lovely in-store consultant, Amalia, shared the following about her latest stunner…


What is the name of the pattern? Boxy by Joji Locatelli

What inspired you to knit it? I saw this on Ravelry and immediately wanted to knit it. I was looking for something simple that I can just throw on in the morning. I love Joji’s patterns, she has simple and modern designs suitable for any and all body shapes.

What yarn did you use? ARTFIL’s Belle in Cape Verde.

Did you enjoy knitting this pattern? Yes, despite the size! It was the perfect, mindless, knitting-in-front-of-the TV sweater. The yarn was also a pleasure to work with.

What do you like most about the finished project? The colour! I love how well the yarn is dyed. Pro- tip:  When working with hand-dyed yarns, knit from two different balls at the same time, alternating every two rows, to avoid sharp demarcations between skeins.

Would you knit this again? Most likely. If I knit another one for myself, I would probably modify it to make it a little smaller. I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of knitting it to knit a size smaller than what they think they should.


Thanks so much Amalia! You look great 🙂

–  Melissa