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If you followed along with my last pattern release, the Whims Earwarmer Free Patterns in Knit or Crochet, then you know I’ve been experimenting with a new recipe. I found a fellow blogger who knows what she is talking about when it comes to citrus liquors over at Your Gaurdian Chef.

This special liquor is made from the bitter oranges in my backyard, and let me tell you, it took a lot of self-control to wait for this to be done. So many times I wanted to open up the jars and drink away, but as they say, good things come to those who wait. So I waited.

But after 20 days of staring at it, I’m finally able to pop it open and give it a try! The verdict is, it’s amazing. It’s more along the lines of an Orangechello than a Cointreau. It’s super sweet, can be sipped on by itself, or will make an incredible mixer. 

I really wish I could share this drink with all of you. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a craft night and sip on our favorite drinks? These are the things I dream of. While many of us interact online, you still feel like my friend. If I could have you as my neighbor I totally would. Especially since my neighbors don’t get crafting as you do lol. 

Consider this a virtual cheers! And come on over to the Briana K Community Group on Facebook so we can share in crafting projects, a few laughs, and support our fellow friends.

I hope you enjoy this new pattern and keep following along for more. 

Windowpane Cocoon Wrap

What I love about cocoon wraps is the easy construction. If sweaters intimidate you then start with a cocoon wrap! It’s as easy as knitting a rectangle for the body. Not only is it a confidence builder but it’s a relaxing project for the experienced knitter. You can also customize this two-color garment to match your closet color style. There are times where I’ve wanted to leave the house in a blanket and this is just the cozy yet fashionable way to be comfortable and fashion-forward. It’s also perfect for those cozy evenings around a campfire. I wrote this in three different sizes for everyone to enjoy.

 Needles- Size US 9 (5.5 mm) 40” circular needles
• Size US N/P (10.0 mm) crochet hook
• Yarn Needle to weave in ends
• Scissors
• Stitch Markers (2)

Yarn:
5 Bulky Weight Yarn
• Lion Brand Color Made Easy
Optic White (3, 4, 5 skeins)
Basalt (2, 3, 3 skeins)

Yardage:
• S/M: 1,280 yds (1,170 m)
• L/XL: 1,510 yds (1,380 m)
• 1XL/2XL: 1,800 yds (1,645 m)

Gauge:
• 13 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

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Measurements:
 Adult sizes:
• S/M: 34-38 bust
• L/XL: 39-44 bust
• 1XL/2XL: 45-50 bust

Abbreviations:
• CC – contrast color
• CO – Cast On
• k – knit
• MC – main color
• p – purl
• st(s) – stitch(es)r

Skill Level:
• Easy/Beginner

Notes:

MC (main color) is the main body color and shown as Optic White in example.
CC (contrast color) is the accent color/sleeves and shown as Basalt (grey) in the example.

Size stitch counts are written as: S/M (L/XL, 1X/2X)

Cocoon Body:

Row

Description

Stitch Count

1 (WS)

With CC yarn, CO 91 (104, 117), knit, fasten off yarn.

91 (104, 117)

2-12

With MC yarn, work in stockinette. Fasten off MC yarn.

91 (104, 117)

13

With CC yarn, knit, fasten off yarn.

91 (104, 117)

Repeats

Repeat rows 2-13: 15 more times (16 more times, 17 more times) for a total of 193 (205, 217) rows.

91 (104, 117)

 

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

 

Creating The Windowpane Lines:

Now that you have a rectangle piece with lines going vertical, we need to create the horizontal lines so we have a windowpane fabric look. To do this have the right side facing up, using the crochet hook join the yarn between two knit stitches where the horizontal line will be placed. Insert your hook into the next chain 1 space, yo and pull up a loop, pull through the loop on the hook to complete the surface slip stitch. Repeat this all the way across, fasten off yarn and weave in ends. See video above for a visual guide.

Joining the Cocoon Wrap:

Lay piece flat and fold in half lengthwise with the opening at the bottom. From the top count down 13 (15, 17) rows and place a stitch marker on each side. This is the point that you will sew up to from the bottom, leaving the 26 (30, 34) stitches needed for the armholes. Starting at each bottom corner, using a yarn needle and MC yarn, stitch the sides together leaving 26 (30, 34) stitches/rows un-seamed at top edge. This is where we will work the arms. Once the sides are joined do a slip stitch surface stitch across the seam on the right side. 

Arm Ribbing:

 

Description

Stitch Count

Round

1

This next part will be worked along the arm opening of the cocoon. With CC, join yarn at the opening on the seam, pick up 28 (32, 36) stitches around this opening. This portion will continue to be worked in the round.

28 (32, 36)

2

k1, p1

28 (32, 36)

Repeats

Repeat round 2: 20 (32, 34) more times.

28 (32, 36)

Finishing

Bind off in k1, p1 pattern. Fasten off and weave in ends. Repeat for other arm opening.

28 (32, 36)

Neck Trim:

For the best custom trim, try on the cocoon wrap and place a stitch marker at the point where your fingers line up with the fabric when your arms are relaxed at your side. It’s best to pick a point on each side where a CC line is. Make sure your point is even/symmetrical on each side.

Row

Description

1 (RS)

With CC yarn, join yarn to the first stitch marker, pick up 9 sts per every 13 stitches until you reach the second marker.

Repeats

Work in garter stitch (knitting each row) until the neck cuff is approx 3 inches. Fasten off and weave in ends.  

Finishing:

Weave in any missed ends and block.

EOS Lip Balm Holder – Knit

EOS Lip Balm Holder – Knit

Keep those lips kissable and soft with a lip balm keychain! I’m constantly losing my EOS Lip balms and this is a cute and fun way to keep track of them. Looking for the CROCHET Version? Click HERE. >>>Are you ready to jump right in? Before you get started...