Please welcome the Wychwood cocoon cardi shrug! Forever obsessed with the idea that you can knit any garment or accessory starting and ending with just a few stitches, Jenny F. of SweaterFreak set out to create this a-line, loose fitting, comfortable and flattering cardi-shrug that can be worn with anything all year round.
The cardi is worked on the bias, with no long cast on or bind off; smart shaping ensures proper fit. The fabric uses simple garter ridges to highlight this new and absolutely unique seamless construction.
Perfectly suited for solid, variegated and speckled yarns in your stash. Any wool or wool/silk fingering weight yarns that drape well will be well suited for this pattern. The designer recommends superwash single ply yarns because they tend to drape better than non superwash or plied yarns.
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Shilling by Tuskenknits (70% Merino Wool / 30% Silk; 100g/438yds): 3 (4, 5) Skeins.
ALTERNATE YARN: Mechita by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/420yds): 3 (4, 5) Skeins. This single-ply, washable merino wool yarn is available in beautiful variegated colors as well as speckles. Due to the lack of silk, the finished garment will not have a visible sheen, but will have similar variegation to the sample.
ALTERNATE YARN: Fine by Spud & Chloë (80% Superwash Wool / 20% Silk; 65g/248 yds): 5 (7, 8) Skeins. This plied yarn boasts the gentle sheen and delicate drape needed for this garment. Available in solid tones (and multis as Fine Stripey; see below). PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping your pre-order to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Fine Stripey by Spud & Chloë (80% Superwash Wool / 20% Silk; 50g/191 yds): 7 (9, 11) Skeins. This plied yarn boasts the gentle sheen and delicate drape needed for this garment. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping your pre-order to your location.
SIZE: XS/S (M, L)
MEASUREMENTS: The shrug is a very loosely fit garment, please select size based on your cross-back measurement: XS/S (M, L) to fit cross back 14.5” (16”, 17”)
YARDAGE: 1200-2000 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
NEEDLES: Size US3 / 3.25mm & US 4 / 3.5mm 24-40" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 24 sts x 28 rows = 4" in Stockinette
Images courtesy of SweaterFreak & Yarn Loop