we’re working on a yoke collared cardigan that we haven’t as yet named. we swatched up cocoon stitch to see how it might fit with the overall design, and it seems to be making the grade.
cocoon stitch is, in our opinion, a fancy rib stitch that reminds us of the vertical drop stitch, except that raised bumps take the place of the dropped stitches. the trickiest part of the stitch is the P5tog every few rows or so, but once you’ve got down it stitches up quite quickly!
|YARN||J&V Clever Camel|
|NEEDLE||US9 / 5.5mm|
|SIZE (WxH)||6 (W) x 5 (L)”|
|STS||25 sts x 24 rows|
|TYPE||Knits & Purls; Fancy Rib, Textured Stitches|
P5tog: purl 5 stitches together, most easily accomplished with the use of a crochet hook (slip 5 stitches purlwise onto a crochet hook, wrap yarn around purlwise, and pull crochet hook through)
M1: pick-up the horizontal piece of yarn between the st you just finished and the next st. place it on the left-hand needle, and knit this stitch.
M3: make 3 stitches (K1,P1,K1) by knitting and purling into the back and front of the same stitch
CO25 sts (mults of 8 sts + 1 repeat); knit flat.
R1 (WS): P1, *K1, P1, K5, P1, repeat from * to end
R2 (RS): K1, *P5, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * to end
R3: P1, *M1, M3, M1, P1, P5tog, P1, repeat from * to end
R4: K1, *P1, K1, P5, K1, repeat from * to end
R5: P1, *K5, P1, K1, P1, repeat from * to end
R6: repeat row 4
R7: repeat row 5
R8: repeat row 4
R9: P1, *P5tog, P1, M1, M3, M1, P1, repeat from * to end
R10: repeat row 2
R11: repeat row 1
R12: repeat row 2
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