A cocoon shrug is a great introduction to making garments because the shaping is minimal. You begin with a flat rectangle, fold it in half lengthwise and add a collar and cuffs. I designed a coordinating knit and crochet version of this pattern. Make one, or make them both!
What you will need:
- 908 (1090, 1308, 1570) yds or 830 (996, 1196, 1435)m #4 worsted weight yarn
- US9 (5.5mm) knitting needles
- Yarn needle
Note: The body fabric of the shrug can be knit on either straight or circular knitting needles. The collar is worked in the round with many stitches and willl need a circular set of knitting needles with a minimum of 32 in cord length. The sleeve cuffs can either be worked in a small set of circular knitting needles, or with the magic loop technique with a larger set of circular knitting needles. You could also knit the cuffs flat in rows on straight needles and sew the seam to close at the end.
Knit Picks Yarns Brava Worsted; 100% acrylic, #4 worsted weight yarn; 218 yds per 100g ball; color Clarity, 5 (5, 6, 8) balls.
Gauge: 13 sts / 15 rows = 4 in (10cm) in blocked floral stitch pattern
Finished Size: XS/S, M/L, 1X/2X, 3X/4X
Sample shown in M/L
Stitch Guide: Cast on (CO), bind off (BO), yarn over (yo), knit (k), knit cast on (KCO), slip slip knit (ssk), knit 2 together (k2tog) and purl (p).
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