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 with your yarn in the back, 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!
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.
Well these certainly aren’t your Gramma’s slippers! LOL!! These ones are simple and sleek and easy to knit!
They are knit flat in one piece then sewn together.
Here’s the pattern for them if you want to make a pair, or 3 😉 for yourself. They will fit most average adult feet. To make them larger or smaller, either increase or decrease your stitches by 5.
US size 9 straight needles
About 70 yards of chunky weight yarn for BOTH slippers (about 32-35 yards for one).
Cast on 30 stitches. (If you want, you could knit 2 at one time!)
Knit 22 rows.
Cast off 12 stitches then knit the remaining 17 stitches on your left needle (there will be 1 stitch on your right needle).
Knit 12 rows.
On your next row, knit your 18 stitches then cast on 12 stitches using the single cast on method.
Knit 21 rows.
Working inside out, using a piece of yarn about 24″ long, thread a darning needle, tie the end, pick up all the stitches on the toe of the slipper and gather it together loosely. Then seam the toe, bottom and heel. Turn right side out, and they’re ready to wear! 😀