Cocoon sweater by Lana Bakaeva

Cocoon sweater

January 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in лицевая гладь
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1367 - 1640 yards (1250 - 1500 m)
S, M, L
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I’m sure you know that Russian winter is harsh and very cold. That’s why so often I want to feel warm and cozy. And what is better than wearing a knit sweater in this cold climate? (Spoiler: nothing!).
The idea of this sweater came to me on vacations near the Black sea during the hot summer. The design absorbed southern sun and sea breeze. You will totally survive snowy winter in such a warm, fluffy cocoon! These were my thoughts that kept my inspired and made me knit faster!

The pattern includes written row-by-row instructions.
The pattern was test knitted.

A few details about this pattern:

Construction: This a seamless, off shoulder sweater with relaxed fit. It’s worked in the round top down. The sleeves are worked separately in the round and then set in.
Sample shown on a model is size M, model’s height is 5’ 6’’, bust circumference is 35.4’’ (90 cm).

S (31.5-33’’ (80-84 cm))
М (34.5-36’’ (88-92))
L (37.8-39.4’’ (96-100 cm))

The numbers given in brackets are bust circumference in inches and centimeters.

Materials and tools:

  • Yarn Merino lambswool (100% lamb yarn, 232 yds/1.76 oz (212 m/50 g)) – 330 g for size S, 350 g for size M, 400 g for size L
  • or Angora Spike Regina Piu Bella (80% angora, 20% merino, 137 yds/0.88 oz (125 m/25 g)) – 10(11/12) balls for sizes S(M/L)
  • Needles: 20 and 32 inch (50 and 80 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm), US 6 (4.0 mm) (for angora US 2 ½ (3.0 mm), US 4 (3.5 mm)) circular needles, or sizes to obtain required gauge.

23 sts x 32 rnds = 4 x 4’’ (10 x 10 cm) in Stockinette st with US 6 (4.0 mm) needles (US 4 (3.5 mm) needles for angora) worked in the round after blocking.

Knitting skills: basic knitting skills (knit, purl, M1L, M1R, M1L pwise, M1R pwise), short row technique, Kitchener stitch or grafting live stitches.