Of course, I can print a million sweater patterns off the internet. One reason I turn to Joji for a pattern is I know I will finish it, my desire to wear the garment once I'm finished over and over will grow with time. Joji creates garments I will reach for in my closet, thoughtlessly, repeatedly.
In many ways the action of designing knitwear is one of planning the functional use of wool, how best to wrap it around your body, how best to do this simply and efficiently.
The Basic Raglan Pullover is Joji at her best. A sweater crafted simply in a method that is efficient moving from the top of your body down to your waist, designed with minimal flourishes so the materials take center stage and sized with comfortable but streamlined ease.
This defines a staple garment to me.
DESIGNED BY | Joji Locatelli in collaboration with MAD | TOSH
SIZES | XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL). Shown in size M. Recommended 2" of positive ease.
YARN USED | 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Tosh DK
COLOR PICTURED | Toner Cartridge (discontinued)
GAUGE | 21 sts & 32 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette St
NEEDLES | US Size 6 (4 mm) circular needles & US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, at least 24", or size needed to obtain gauge.
NOTIONS | RemovableStitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, and a tapestry needle.
Milkshake is the ultimate “everything” sweater and a great staple addition to any wardrobe. This classically styled cardigan is worked in stockinette stitch from the top down with short-row shaping in the back-panel and sleeves for a more structured fit in the shoulders. The button band and edging are done in a simple rib for a clean finish which highlights the simple lines of the cardigan.
DESIGNED BY | Joji Locatelli
SIZE | XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Chest circumference: 30 (32½, 36½, 40½, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) inches; 75 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150) cm. Shown in size M on a 35” bust. Recommended ease: no ease to 1” of positive ease. See schematic on pattern page 5.
YARN USED | 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Tosh DK
COLORS PICTURED | Milkshake (discontinued)
GAUGE | 21 sts x 32 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles, after blocking
NEEDLES USED | US Size 6 (4.00 mm) 24” circular needle and US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” circular needle
GAUGE | 17.5 sts x 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch after blocking
NEEDLES USED | US Size 8 (5.0 mm) 32” circular needle and 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
NOTIONS |Stitch marker, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holders
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The cardigan is knitted in one piece from bottom up. Sleeve stitches are picked up from the armhole, the sleeve cap is shaped with shortrows, and the sleeves are knit downward from there.
DESIGNED BY | Veera Vilamaki
MEASUREMENTS | Chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” [76 (86, 96, 107, 117, 127) cm]. The cardigan is meant to be worn with zero to a small amount of positive ease. If your exact size is not available, please go up one size.
GAUGE | 23 sts x 29 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
NEEDLES USED | US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular needles, US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 32” circular needles, and US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 5 DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge
NOTIONS | 5 small buttons, stitch markers, tapestry needle, and waste yarn
Creature Comforts Cardi
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There are TWO versions of this pattern; one with a cable panel down the center back, (instructions begin on pattern page 2) and one in plain stockinette stitch (instructions begin on pattern page 4) only. You also have the option of working pockets as you go, or of adding them wherever you wish after the piece is complete.
SIZES | XS (S, M, L, XL) to fit bust measurements of 30-34 (34-38, 38-42, 42-46, 46-50) in, or (86.4, [91.4, 101.6, 107, 117, 122] cm). Length from nape of neck: 28.5 (29, 29.5, 30.5, 31.5)” after blocking Note: This sweater is meant to be worn oversized and long.
Tea Leaves is a feminine cardigan, knit in the round from the top down with subtle garter stitch trims. If you wish to add short rows to the back neck of your sweater, I recommend doing so in the garter stitch portions, or after completion of the yoke patterning, before dividing for the sleeves.
DESIGNED BY | Melissa LaBarre
SIZE | Chest Circumference: 34 (36, 40, 42, 46, 48)” (86.4, [91.4, 101.6, 107, 117, 122] cm). Length from underarm: 15” (38 cm) (all sizes) Length from lower edge to shoulder: 22.5 (23, 24,24.5, 25, 25 )” (5 7 [58.4, 61, 62, 63.5, 63.5] cm). Intended to be worn with 0-1” positive ease. If your exact chest size is not available, please go up one size.
YARN USED | 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Tosh Vintage
COLORS PICTURED | Curiosity (discontinued) and Magnolia Leaf (discontinued)
GAUGE | 20 sts and 26 rows: 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.
NEEDLES | US Size 6 (4.0 mm) 32” circular needle, US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32” circular needle, and US Size 7 (4.5 mm) set of 5 DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge.