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!
I’ve started on the back of my Ruana so I was able to sort of try it on.
I think I’m in love! ❤
I’ve always just sold patterns but I’m thinking I might start selling finished products. Maybe just one item instead of trying to sell a ton of different things. I’m thinking the one thing I might want to sell are these Ruanas. 🤔
The turnaround time would be about 4 weeks for a custom order so I could only take about 1 order per month. I’m hoping to have a couple already made though if I launch a little shop.
I’m very undecided at this time but if anyone has any suggestions or experiences you would like to share, I would be happy to hear them.