Hello, I’m Diana Poirier, mother to Mathieu (my 18 year old son) and wife to Marc for the past 21 years. My knitting journey all began when my mother taught me how to knit when I was about 9 years old – how to cast on and the knit and purl stitches. I would knit … Read more My Story
I’ve been seeing these cocoon sweaters everywhere and they look super cozy so I decided to make one using up some yarn I had left over from other projects.
I was so excited when I finished it, I took pictures even before I had the ends woven in! LOL!
I double knit this using 2 strands of yarn at one time.
Below is the pattern if you want to make one too! 🙂
You’ll need approximately 1600 yards of a medium weight acrylic yarn (also called Aran weight or #4).
It’s double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time, so you’ll be working with 2 balls of yarn at all times. You can use either 2 balls of the same colour of yarn or 2 balls of different colours like I did above. It’s completely up to you!
US size 13 circular needles to hold the stitches only. It’s knit flat.
This piece is knit lengthwise.
GAUGE: Approximately 3 stitches per inch.
Finished size measured on a smooth, flat surface is 36″L x 38″W. (The piece will stretch in length when you put it on). For reference, I’m 5″4″ and the sweater goes to the back of my knees.
Cast on 100 stitches with 2 strands of yarn held together creating 1 stitch.
PATTERN: Slip the first stitch purl wise, knit across to the last stitch, purl the last stitch. The slipped stitches give the sweater a nicer finished edge.
Continue the above pattern for every row until the piece measures 38″W on a smooth, flat surface. Cast off in pattern
ASSEMBLY: Fold the sweater in half matching up the slipped stitch edges and sew together the sides for 11″ leaving 7″ for the armholes.
And that’s it! Nice and simple.
Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
It’s a quick knit, so you have plenty of time to make one before it gets REALLY cold!
I’ve been working on so many larger projects lately that I really wanted to make something that was quick!
So, I’m using up left over balls of chunky yarn to create some headbands!
I should be able to make 6 or 7 headbands with the yarn I have and I want to try to use a different stitch pattern for each one.
I’m currently working on one now using a pattern I’ve never used before.
I’m finding it very satisfying to be able to finish a project in just one night! I don’t remember the last time I made something quick.
I’m using Bernat Softee Chunky yarn for these headbands with US size 11 needles. I’m casting on anywhere from 12 to 16 stitches depending on the stitch pattern and I stop when I can wrap it around my head! 🤣 Very technical, right?
And a huge thank you to Paintbox Yarns for the yarn support! Their Cotton DK yarn was wonderful to work with.
This is an intermediate pattern involving yarn overs, slipped stitches and passing slipped stitches over, however, I made a little video showing you how to do the more difficult stitches, so I suggest you give it a try even if you’re a beginner knitter! I really hope you do!
Now off to finish up other patterns I’ve only half completed! LOL! Have a great day everyone.
O.M.G. Aren’t these the most adorable stitch holders you have ever seen?
Since I have so many projects on the go at all times, these give me a piece of mind that my stitches won’t fall off when I’m moving my projects around.
I’ve tried different stitch holders in the past, but they always eventually fell off my needles as I moved projects around. What I love about these ones, is they do not come off until you take them off!