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:) About the Pattern:

Knits up in about 10-15 hours
Difficulty level: Advanced beginner

Includes 1 size, it’s easy to adjust larger & smaller

Includes a written pattern, no chart
Plus, a video showing you how I sew up the seam & add the sleeve ;)
Knit flat using knits, purls & YO’s

:) Materials Needed:

Approximately 550-600 yards of Lion Brand Thick and Quick, a super bulky yarn
HiyaHiya Darning Needle, or tool of choice to weave in ends
Size 15 {10mm} needles with 40″ {102mm} circular cable
a pair of Nirvana Craft Scissors


Pattern, knit flat:

Row 1: K1 *K2TOG, YO* K1
Row 2 & 4: *P*
Row 3: 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.}

To make it wider, cast-on in multiples of 2.

Block it to your desired dimensions {I blocked mine to measure 36” x 42”, it springs back, so I over stretched it a couple of inches.}

The width, long side, is the side that goes across your shoulders.
You’re going to sew up the short sides to create the arm holes.
Sew about 10” from the end up, leaving an armhole.

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


In this video I’m going to show you how I sew up the sleeves to create your cocoon jacket!

How to add sleeves to your cocoon:

In this video I’m going to show you how to add sleeves, seamlessly, to your cocoon jacket!
Hint: We’ll be knitting in the magic-loop-method.

Sleeves {optional}:
Watch the video below to learn how to pick-up stitches for the sleeves!
I used 26 STS for my sleeves.
I knit them in the *K1, P1* pattern



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.


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 miss counted I counted again to triple check!

Ask a question or share your opinion

7 months 8 days ago

Hi Jennifer, thanks so much for getting back with me! Okay. First, I’m looking at the Decisiveness Shrug sweater and not the other one (didn’t want fitted sleeves) and I now see the gauge. I’m so sorry about that. Second, I have been in contact with the person who spins and dyes the yarn I buy, and she said that all of her yarn is super bulky, a good 6. I cannot adjust patterns but would like to throw out a question for you. I’m 5’2″ and 102 lbs and I may need an XS. Could I play around with this (for me, it’s more like jumping off a cliff!) by raising the needle size to a 17 (the yarn is VERY bulky) but decreasing the cast on to maybe 73? I realize this is shooting in the wind but was wondering if it could work….Maybe I’m all wet since my knowledge of adjusting is nil. Thank you for any advice you can give.

7 months 15 days ago

I absolutely adore this pattern and plan on knitting a couple of them as soon as I finish Christmas gifts. My question is this: could you advise about adjusting the pattern to accomodate chunky yarns instead of bulky ones? If still using a size 15 needle I’m unsure about the cast on for a size small since there’s no gauge for a reference. Thank you for any consideration you might be able to give this.
Karen in Va

7 months 8 days ago

Hi Karen! I can give you a general idea, but I haven’t tried it, so it’s just my best educated guess. :)
There will probably be some trial and error or your part to get it just right.
I’d recommend using a smaller needle than size 15. The Thick & Quick yarn recommends using a size 13, so I bumped it up to 15 to get a bit more of a “lace” look. So, take a look at the size of needles your yarn recommends and bump it up 1 size.
If you purchased the pattern the gauge is on the second line: 9 STS & 9 rows = 4″ square.
As for the number of STS, you’ll need to cast-on for a small… I don’t know. You’ll want to play with your gauge and the stretchiness of your yarn.
I love that you’re trying something new!
Good luck!

8 months 2 hours ago

I am SO excited I found this pattern and can’t wait to get started. Thank you for making it available! What color yarn are you using here? The Lion Brand Wool-ease Quick & Thick is either all black or a lighter gray and I loved the marled black/gray vibes you have going on. Basically – I want to make an exact replica of the sweater modeled! Thanks for the help!

8 months 1 hour ago

You’re so very welcome! I hope you enjoy it ;) Happy knitting!

7 months 29 days ago

Thanks! Is the yarn you used Lion Brand Quick & Thick? If so, what color was it? If not, what yarn did you use?

7 months 29 days ago

You’re right, I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick! The color is Licorice. It’s similar to the Charcoal, with a little more white flecks in it. Happy Knitting!

8 months 4 days ago

Omg this is divine! I’ve been looking for a pattern for a cocoon sweater for about a year now and this is EXACTLY what I wanted!! Ahhhh it’s so perfect!
Thank you!!

7 months 29 days ago

Thank you so much! The funny thing is… I’ve had this design in mind for about a year and finally created what I had in my head :) I love it when things come together! You’re very welcome! Happy knitting!!


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