Summertime Cocoon Sweater Knitting Pattern


It’s finally warming up here in Canada, so I thought I’d create a fun spring/summer friendly cocoon sweater pattern for you guys.

If you haven’t come across it yet, this style of sweater is basically a shawl with arm holes. All you need to do is knit one large rectangular piece of fabric, and then fold the corners over to create the sleeves. Best of all, there’s no need to worry about sizes or taking body measurements! This loose-fitting blanket style sweater will fit most body types as its meant to be loose and flowy.


I have written out and posted the free pattern for the Summertime Cocoon Sweater below on this page.

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Materials:

To make this lace knit summertime sweater, you will need:

Size:

One Size Fits All: Pattern makes a loose-fitting blanket style sweater that will fit most body types.

Gauge:

18 rows, 14 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Abbreviations:

K Knit
P Purl
K2Tog Knit two together
YF Yarn Forward

Pattern:

Note: This sweater is created in one piece as a rectangle that measures: 35” X 42”.  The corners are then folded over to create the sleeves and shape the neckline (see Assemble Sweater section below for details).

Cast on 112 Stitches using long tail cast on method.

Complete Rows 1- 8 to create the bottom border of the sweater in seed stitch:

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat rows 9-18 until your work measures just over 40”.

Row 9: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1; *K3, K2Tog, YF; repeat from * to last 6 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1.

Rows 10, 12, 14, 16, 18: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1; Purl to last 6 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 11: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, K2Tog, YF; *K3, K2Tog, YF; repeat from * to last 7 stitches; K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1.

Row 13: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, K2Tog, YF; *K3, K2Tog, YF; repeat from * to last 8 stitches; K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1.

Row 15: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2Tog, YF; *K3, K2Tog, YF; repeat from * to last 9 stitches; K4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1.

Row 17: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, K2Tog, YF; *K3, K2Tog, YF; repeat from * to last 10 stitches; K5, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1.

Repeat rows 1-8 once more to complete top trim/border.

Cast off in pattern and weave in the loose ends with a yarn needle.  Continue to Assemble Sweater.

Assemble Sweater:

To assemble the sweater, lay the fabric down on a flat surface.  Fold over each of the four corners to meet in the middle and sew together (leave an opening of 8.5” for arm holes) to form sleeves.


I hope you enjoyed this free pattern and I am so grateful for your support!  Don’t forget that you can purchase the ad-free PDF file.  Purchasing the PDF file helps support this website and allows me to continue to share my patterns and inspiration with you guys!   

Should you have any issues with the download, please email: [email protected] for assistance. 

You can Purchase the PDF file (which will be emailed to you automatically after purchase) for $4 USD through Ravelry or by clicking the button below. 


2 thoughts on “Summertime Cocoon Sweater Knitting Pattern

  1. I have clicked on the 2 links to ravelry to purchase your pattern and they don’t bring me to this pattern. Have also tried to search it on your ravelry page and I find it but it won’t come up to purchase. I get an error instead.

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