Cocoon is a slightly boxy sweater with stripes on the body and sleeves. It is knitted with two yarns held together: a lace weight in bfl/silk and a lace weight in mohair/silk. It is knitted with larger needles in order to obtain a nice drape and airy result.
The construction is bottom-up : you start by knitting the body in the round, then the front and back are knitted back and forth one after the other. The shoulders are joined together and the neck stitches are picked-up for a rib finish. The stitches from the sleeves are then picked up to knit them from the armhole to the wrist.
Sizes: 95 (102, 108, 115) 125, 135, 143 cm of bust circumference
-> (34, 36/38), 40/42 , 44/46, 48, (50/52, 54) in the magazine
Gauge: 22sts x 28 rows = 10cm with 3.5mm/US 4 needles
Recommended ease: positive ease of about 15 cm around the bust
Yarns: a merino or bfl lace weight yarn and a mohair lace, held together.
* Attention * : it is important to respect both yarn weight (two lace) in order to obtain the same result as intended in this pattern.
Color A (blue): 260 (270, 290, 310) 390, 420, 450 m
Color B (pink): 300 (320, 340, 410) 550, 590, 640 m
Color C (gray): 270 (290, 310, 340) 360, 390, 420 m
Sample: knitted with lace thread (600 m / 100 g), 55% BFL and 45% silk, held in duplicate with a lace thread (420 m / 50 g), 72% Kid Mohair and 28% silk.
Recommended needles: 4mm/US 6 for the entire project
Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle and scrap yarn to put the sts on hold.