Archipelago Cocoon Wrap by Marie Greene

Archipelago Cocoon Wrap

Knitting
February 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (with larger needle)
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1100 yards (914 - 1006 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Archipelago is a modern wrap that fits somewhere between a shrug and a cocoon. It’s loose-fitting with generous, flexible ease and can be slipped over just about anything for a show-stopping final layer. To be honest, its origin was a bit of a surprise; a miscalculation led to a different width/length ratio than I first anticipated. It was a happy accident, though, as the result is one of my most beloved pieces in this collection.

Archipelago is knit in one piece from side to side, with a chunky cable along the top edge (to provide support across the shoulders). The simple i-cord edges are worked as you go, and the body is joined by adding ribbing around the sleeves.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yardage: 1000 yards (1050, 1100) (914 m 960, 1006)

Needle Sizes:
U.S. size 9/5.5 mm (24–32” 60–80 cm) circular needle (body)
U.S. size 7/4.5 mm (40–60” 100– 150 cm) circular needle (ribbing)
Note: Use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.