Cocoon by Anne Kuo Lukito

Cocoon

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Knitting
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 16 rows
in Inner Edge Pattern (*see notes below for more details)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1175 yards (1074 m)
One size
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It may sound cliché, but I really think that nature offers one of the best sources of inspiration for designers and artists. The flora, fauna and landscapes of nature offer a plethora of shapes and patterns that I find irresistible to emulate.

The transformation of this stole, from its humble beginning to its final metamorphosis, is quite amazing. The main body stole starts as ribbing, but once stitches are dropped (intentionally of course), they reveal a little lacy bubble that resembles a cocoon. To frame the cocoons, I incorporated a simple-to-work lace pattern edging with a slight resemblance to wings. The theme and detail is further carried out at each end via apattern that I intentionally designed to abstractly represent of the wings of various insects.


Sizes / Finished Measurements:

  • 26”/ 66cm wide and 60”/ 152.5cm long

Materials:

  • 1175yds/ 1074.5m sport weight yarn
  • 1 US 6/ 4mm 24”/ 60cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
  • Waste yarn
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Darning needle

Gauge:

  • 15 sts and 16 rows = 2.5”/ 6.5cm wide and 2.25”/ 5.5cm tall in Inner Edge pattern, 1 repeat.
  • 24 sts and 32 rows - 6”/ 15cm wide and 5”/ 12.5cm tall in Cocoon stitch pattern, 3 repeats.

Techniques Used:

Provisional cast on, Lace

Additional Pattern Details:

  • Detailed knitting instructions in a professionally designed layout
  • Instructions include both US standard and Metric measurements
  • Professionally tested and edited
  • Easy-to-read font, instructions, charts & diagrams
  • 4 pages, full color with active links
  • file enabled for notations on e-readers