Toulouse

Toulouse

Open Stitch Cocoon Cardigan

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A cocoon cardigan in openwork fabric offers casual style you can dress up or down. Quarry’s leavened, unspun structure renders netting stitch fabric as a doughy lattice, warm but well ventilated. Wide stockinette edges are allowed to curl for an unstudied effect that invites layering over office wear or lounging with a favorite film and a bowl of popcorn. Bracelet-length dolman sleeves and a boxy shape create a comfortable, broad silhouette; use the hip measurement to select a size that will allow easy movement. The netting stitch back and fronts are knit flat, with additional stitches cast on to form contiguous sleeves; stitches are picked up to work the stockinette front bands, hem, and cuffs after assembly.

YARDAGE

  • 1180 (1285, 1450, 1555, 1715, 1835) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn

YARN

  • 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100 grams)
  • Photographed in color Moonstone

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

Gauge
  • 15 stitches & 18 rows = 4″ in Netting Stitch, after blocking
  • 12 stitches & 18 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking
Needles
  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 8 mm (US 11)

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Cuff edgings).

Finished dimensions
  • 43 (46½, 49½, 53, 56, 59)”  [109 (118, 125.5, 134.5, 142, 150) cm] circumference at midriff with fronts closed
  • Sized to fit approximately 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 41–43, 44–46, 48–50)” [76–81.5 (86.5–91.5, 96.5–101.5, 104–109, 112–117, 122–127) cm] bust
  • Intended Ease: + 10–12″ [25.5–30.5 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 46½” [118 cm] with 14½” [37 cm] ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: 

  • Knit Cabled Cast On
  • Purl Cabled Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
Julie Hoover
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