Cocoon Scoop Shrug Knitting Pattern

Knit this chunky lace blanket sweater and turn it into a Cocoon Scoop Shrug with just 2 seams or add sleeves (+video).

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About the Pattern

Available Sizes: One
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Bonus: Video


Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:

Knit Flat (Back & Forth)
Knit & Purl Stitches
Lace Stitches

Yarn & Substitutions

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 550 – 600 yards {503 – 549 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Cascade Lana Grande
Lang Yarns Virginia
Phildar Phil Alaska
Rowan Big Wool Yarn
MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.

Needles & Notions

Needle Size: US 15 {10mm} Circular Needles with a 40” {100cm} Cable
Extras: Stitch Markers, Cable Needle


9 STS & 16 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below.

close-up of a knitted swatch with a wood gauge

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Measurements: 42″ wide x 28″ {107cm x 71cm}, without sleeves
Weight: 1lb 12.2oz {800g}, with sleeves


Not reversible.
Knit top down.
Knit using a lace stitch.
To make it wider, cast-on in multiples of 2.
Knit flat, back & forth, using circular needles.
Circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of CO stitches.
The CO STS create the width, which is the side that goes across your shoulders.

Expert Tips

I quickly learned that I usually added an extra YO or missed the last YO on a row.

There are a lot of STS and I didn’t want to count them at the end of every even row, so when I came to the end of row I’d look back and see what my second stitch was.

If it was a K2TOG I knew that I needed to add a YO before the K1 at the end.

If the second stitch was a YO then I knew I needed to end the row on a K2TOG, K1.

I hope that helps.

For example:
Row 1: K1 *K2TOG, YO* K1 {make sure the 2nd to last stitch is a YO}
Row 2 & 4: *P*
Row 3: K1 *YO, K2TOG* K1 {make sure the 2nd to last stitch is a K2TOG}

I still ended up doing a lot of counting on my purl rows to double check to make sure I was right… and if I miscounted I counted again to triple check!

I counted a lot on this pattern.


Knitting Abbreviations

*– * – repeat between * to end of round
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
K – knit stitches (K1 means to knit 1 stitch)
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches (P2 means to purl 2 stitches)
RS – right side
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
YO – yarn over

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Pattern Instructions


Row 1 (RS): K1 *K2TOG, YO* K1

Row 2 & 4 (WS): *P*

Row 3 (RS): K1 *YO, K2TOG* K1

Repeat rows 1-4, 28 times or until desired length. (I used up 5 skeins of yarn, leaving 1 for the sleeves, which I used a little over half a skein for the sleeves.)

This is knit from top to bottom, it’s super easy to adjust the length.

Block it to your desired dimensions. I blocked mine to measure 42″ x 36” (107cm x 91cm), it springs back.

Lay flat, bring the short sides together and sew about 10” (25cm) from the end up  to create the arm holes.

Sleeves (optional):

I used 26 STS for my sleeves. I knit them in the *K1, P1* pattern.

Add the second sleeve.

Weave in the ends and it’s ready to wear ;)

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