Wooly Cocoon by Simone Kereit
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Wooly Cocoon

Knitting
December 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 17 - 12.75 mm
70 - 90 yards (64 - 82 m)
23 (27)" / 59 (69) cm circumference
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Do you find yourself in the Fire Swamp of last minute crafting? Maybe due to procrastination or an innate ability to have a perpetual positive outlook on your ability to bend the space time continuum?
Fret not, here is Procrasti Nation: Quick projects for the last minute crafter, a collection of patterns that can help you out of that sticky situation of needing a last minute hand made gift. Something cozy and warm, stylish and modern, infinitely wearable and lightning fast to knit up!

Wooly Cocoon is an extra warm, super fast to knit cowl.
Worked in the round with a simple mock cable and rib pattern, this is the cowl you reach for when you need an extra level of comfort.

I designed this cowl for those days when I wish I could live inside my own personal wooly cocoon.
I imagine it would be quite cozy, surrounded by soft, warm wool. No sharp corners, no egdes, like a safe bubble for when I feel I need a hug, and a wooly hug fits me just fine.
Of course the cowl works quite well for a dip in the polar vortex as well.

With big comfy yarn and big needles,
Wooly Cocoon works up in no time and can be your last minute solution for one last gift.

Yarn
Malabrigo Yarns Rasta (100% Merino; 90 yards / 83 m per 150 g/ 5.25 oz skein)
or 70 (90) yards / 64 (83) m

Sample shown in 1 skein of Arequita in smaller size

Needles
US 17 (12 mm) 24”/ 60 cm circular needle
or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
8 st and 12 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
23 (27)“/ 59 (69) cm circumference (slightly stretched), approx. 7” / 18 cm high

Notions
Stitch marker
Large darning needle or crochet hook to weave in ends