FO: Faded Boxy

Six months. Six long months. That’s how long it took me to knit my purple faded Boxy sweater. But you know what that means? IT’S DONE! I wove in a ridiculous number of ends yesterday — it took two and a half episodes of E.R. — and now I just need to block it! But will I wear it once first? YES. Yes I will. I have to wear it to work tomorrow to show it off to my knitting group!

8f3593f5-525e-450e-8d40-e5f1d16578f6This used up five gorgeous skeins of yarn from stash. Well, I have enough of the solid purple left over to be sock accents for a couple of pairs of socks. And I had to dip into an extra skein for the top when I lost at yarn chicken with the last color. Thank goodness I had two skeins of a variegated purple from my last trip to my own LYS! It wasn’t a perfect match but it blended well enough.

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I have slipped it on and I think it’s going to be perfect fit. That might be easier to achieve when it’s a loose, big, boxy sweater like this, but still. I’m quite pleased with it.

img_7149I’m sure I’ll share more photos later, with me wearing it and after it’s blocked. Happy Monday, friends! Hope your weekend was productive too.

16 thoughts on “FO: Faded Boxy

  1. I would love to fade a Boxy but I’ve never faded before. I know I’m late to the party. Is there a formula to achieve the fade? I’ve noticed some look more striped than faded. Yours is beautifulA

    • The only “formula” I know is to alternate two colors before switching to the second. For example, knit Color A for ten rounds, alternate Colors A & B for ten, then knit Color B for ten. I think the longer that alternating section is, the better the fade looks, but that might just be my opinion!

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