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Women’s Clothing
Berroco Design Team

Rectangela is a super easy pullover composed of rectangles - no shaping!

Shown in size Small


Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.

Finished Measurements

Bust – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 22(23-23½-24-24½-25)”


6(6-8-9-10-12) Hanks Berroco Peruvia (100 grs), #7145 Azul

Straight knitting needles, size 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE


17 sts = 4”;  22 rows = 4” in St st and Moss St



The lower back and front of this garment are worked from bottom to top.  The sleeves and yoke are worked side to side in one piece starting at the left cuff and ending at the right cuff.

Moss Stitch (Even number of sts)

Rows 1 and 2:  * P1, k1, rep from * across.

Rows 3 and 4:  * K1, p1, rep from * across.

Rep these 4 rows for Moss St.

Lower Back

With straight needles, cast on 68(78-86-94-102-112) sts.  Knit 1 row.  Purl 1 row for Garter Ridge.  Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 14 1/2(15-15-15½-15½-16)” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off.

Lower Front

Work same as lower back.


With straight needles, cast on 64(68-74-74-78-78) sts (this is the edge of left sleeve).  Work even in Moss St until sleeve measures 18” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of yoke.  Work even until yoke measures 2½(3½-4½-5½-6½-7½)” above markers, end on WS.

Divide for Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Work 32(34-37-37-39-39) sts, join another hank of yarn and work to end.  Working both sides at once with separate hanks of yarn, work even until yoke measures 11” above dividing row, end on WS.

Joining Row (RS):  Work 32(34-37-37-39-39) sts with first hank of yarn, fasten off second hank and work to end with first hank – 64(68-74-74-78-78) sts.  Work even until yoke measures 16(18-20-22-24-26)” above markers, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of right sleeve.  Work even until sleeve measures 18” above markers, end on RS.  Bind off in Moss St.


Sew edges of yoke between markers to bound-off edges of lower back and lower front.  Sew side and sleeve seams.