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#191 Tabitha Cocoon Cardigan PDF Knitting Pattern

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  • tabitha cocoon cardigan knitting pattern, with knit cuffs
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  • tabitha cocoon cardigan knitting pattern
  • tabitha cocoon cardigan knitting pattern
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Product Description

Here's a true study in mixed textures.

This cocoon-style cardigan prominently features a gorgeous open lace panel in the back.

Then, ribbed dolman sleeves are knit out from the sides of the back panel to provide a tailored contrast and create the cocoon shape.

A striking, yet delicate, banana leaf panel embellishes both the shaped shawl collar and the optional sleeve cuffs.

This is a conversation-starting piece that will give you a variety of stitches and techniques to work on and combine for a gratifying result.

Sample is knit up in Berroco Ultra Alpaca – a yarn that gives spectacular stitch definition with enough softness and color sophistication to carry off this design.

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ERRATA Fixed 12/16/15: RIGHT COLLAR p. 8 delete 2 middle numbers for short row section. P. 10, CREATE ARMHOLES should say "center 36 (36, 40, 42) sts." Fixed 7/9/14: p. 4, Candlelight Lace CHART ONLY: Middle of Row 10, sts 24 and 20 should be black dots. Fixed 6/22/14: p. 4, Candlelight Lace: end of Row 17 should be "k2tog, k1" instead of  "k2" for written and chart instructions. Fixed 12/6/14: BACK Lace Panel supposed to end at Row 145, then the picking up and knitting of 110 sts is correctly approx 3 every 4 rows. All purchases after fixed dates are corrected pdfs. 

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Finished Knit Measurements: Cuff to Cuff: 46 ½ (48 ½, 51 ¾, 55 ¼)" [118 (123, 131.5, 140.5) cm]; w/o 6" long Cuffs: 34 ½ (36 ½, 39 ¾, 43 ¼)" [87.5 (92.5, 101, 110) cm]. TO FIT SIZES: XS (S/M, L/1X, 2X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-38, 40-46, 48-50)" [71-76 (81.5-96.5, 101.5-117, 122-127) cm]. NOTE: If trying to decide between sizes, choose based on desired total length and "wingspan." The schematic in the pdf pattern has full measurements.

Skill Level: experienced-85.jpg 

Yarn Used: Berocco Ultra Alpaca (50% Alpaca, 50% Wool; 3.5 oz [100 g]; 215 yds [198 m] per hank): 6 (6, 7, 8) hanks in Steel Cut Oats #6214 with Cuffs; 6 (6, 7, 7) hanks without Cuffs.

Pattern Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Rev St st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:
A worsted weight yarn in an alpaca wool blend with a gauge of 4 - 5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 8 needles [5 mm].

Total Yardage Required:
1190 (1240, 1430, 1580) [1088 (1134, 1308, 1445) m] with Cuffs; 1120 (1175, 1360, 1500) yds) [1024 (1074, 1244, 1372) cm] without Cuffs.

Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!

Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm]: 20" [50 cm] or longer circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Please note: SweaterBabe.com patterns are authorized for home use only and are not to be knit/crocheted for resale. All pattern sales are final.

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  1. Easy Cocoon

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Nov 2020

    One of the easiest knitting patterns to own. Finished it in one day. Thank you!

  2. Fall go to sweater

    Posted by Beth Giorgianni on 3rd Aug 2014

    I just finished attaching the collar to my tabitha cocoon. I am very pleased with the results. I used Cascade Highland Duo yarn
    It has a great feel.

    The pattern has a lot of ribbing which can get boring, so I did the collar at the same time to break up the pattern.

    Another great sweaterbabe pattern, looking forward to any new patterns.

  3. Can't Wait!!

    Posted by Denise H. on 13th Jul 2014

    I just dug out all of my Ultra Alpaca out of my stash. I have enough in a dark green and a pumpkin color. Decided to use the pumpkin. I've printed and read through the pattern-no questions, it's all clear and understandable. I'll be starting it this week. Love the pattern, love the look, love the Ultra Alpaca!! What more could a knitter want? Once again, Katherine has designed a winner!

  4. Beautiful Pattern

    Posted by Suzanne on 12th Jul 2014

    This is a beautiful pattern!! Despite the fact that I am not an experienced knitter, I loved the pattern so much I decided to give it a try. I had a couple questions which I posted on the Ravelry Sweater Babe discussion board and got answers quickly. I would have given the pattern 5 stars except the printing on the lace charts, particularly the candlelight lace chart, is a bit light and fuzzy.