The Strikke Cocoon Cardigan is the much-requested knit version of the Hygge Cocoon Cardigan crochet pattern! Featuring a similarly easy, over-size fit, and a shorter version of the cozy ribbed sleeves, it’s made with Red Heart Hygge yarn, and it’s a free knit pattern here on Moogly!
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Hygge and Strikke
Hygge is Danish for "coziness," and Strikke is Danish for knitting - and I love both versions of this sweater, and the little differences! Because of the oversized fit of the Strikke Cocoon Cardigan, only 2 sizes are needed to fit most adults: Misses and Plus.
Great Beginner Knitter Pattern
The stitch patterns used in the Strikke Cocoon Cardigan make this project perfect for beginning knitters. The body is a simple rectangle of stockinette stitch, and the sleeves are picked up and knit in a simple 2 x 2 rib.
Make the Strikke Cocoon Cardigan your own!
Made with Red Heart Hygge, the Strikke Cocoon Cardigan is so fuzzy, so soft, and so cozy! The simple stitches let the yarn be the star of the show, and the simple construction allows you to add whatever length sleeve you desire, and customize as much as you like!
Strikke Cocoon Cardigan
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US-10.5, 6.5mm circular needles - Knitter's Pride Interchangeables
875-1100 yds Red Heart Hygge (70% Acrylic/30% Nylon; 5 – Bulky/UK: 12-14ply; 132yds (121m); 5 oz (141 g))
Colorway shown: Indigo (Misses: 7 balls; Plus: 9 balls)
Gauge (laid flat): 13 sts x 15 rows = 4″/10 cm in stockinette
Sizes: Misses XS-L (Plus XL-5X)
Model is a size Medium and is shown wearing the Misses size.
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Measurements are of rectangle laid flat, before seaming, and before sleeves or front edging are added.
Make the Body:
Long-tail cast on 130(144) sts.
Work in stockinette until the rectangle is 37(40)" long, approximately 138(150) rows.
NOTE: Stockinette is alternating rows of purls and knits, so that all the knits are on the "right" side, and all the purls are on the "wrong" side.
Bind off, using stretchy bind off or preferred method.
NOTE: Stretchy Bind Off is *k2tog through the back loop, slip new st to left needle, rep from *
Fold body in half along center row, so that the first and last rows meet.
Using the mattress stitch, seam 10(11.5)″ along each side of the folded rectangle, starting at the corners and working toward the fold. In the Schematic above, the green dots are sewn to the green dots, and the red dots to the red dots. There will be 8.5” left open for armholes/sleeves at the fold.
Add Sleeves (rep for each sleeve):
Pick up 76 sts around the armhole.
Work 2 x 2 rib around for 2.5", approximately 10 rows (or to desired length). Bind off in pattern.
NOTE: 2 x 2 rib is *k2, p2, rep from * around.
Add Front Edging:
Pick up 260(288) sts around front opening (first and last rows of body).
Work 2 x 2 rib around for 2.5", approximately 10 rows. Bind off in pattern.
Weave in all ends.
Looking for the crochet version? Check out the Hygge Cocoon Cardigan!
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Any recommendation on what length cord to use with my interchangeable needles for the Strikke Cocoon Cardigan?
Around 40" would be ideal if you have it! 🙂
I'd like to do it in one piece, but I cannot tell which direction it is knit in, so I don't know where to add the ribbing to complete it in one piece?
It's top down or bottom up - reversible either way. 🙂