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by: Sierra Roberts

New pattern – Bouclé Cocoon Vest (with pockets!)

The new Boucle Cocoon Vest Knitting Pattern gives a whole new look to our Victorian Boucle Mohair Yarn. Inspired by dense yet soft boucle wool outerwear, this vest pairs the fuzzy texture of boucle with our lofty Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn for a warm and cozy layering piece.

 

Boucle Cocoon Vest Knitting Pattern  Boucle Cocoon Vest Knitting Pattern
Victorian Boucle Mohair Yarn Victorian Boucle Mohair Yarn
Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn
Boucle Cocoon Vest - Knitting Pattern Download  Boucle Cocoon Vest - Knitting Pattern Download

The Boucle Cocoon Vest Knitting Pattern is a simple project that uses modular knitting techniques and incorporated i-cord edges to create its unique shape. After knitting the Back, stitches are picked up along each side to continue working the Front seamlessly (Don’t worry, there are armholes in there too!). Neck stitches are eventually bound off, and each side of the Front is shaped separately to finish. The Front pieces are then folded back and stitched in place to create the pockets.

Size: One size (44″ bust, held closed)
Gauge: 13 sts and 24 rows to 4″ in St st using size US 9 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Yarn: Victorian Boucle Mohair Yarn; 4 skeins (shown in color 1040)
Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn; 3 skeins (shown in color 1040)

 

Boucle Cocoon Vest Knitting Pattern  Boucle Cocoon Vest Knitting Pattern
Boucle Cocoon Vest - Knitting Pattern Download  Boucle Cocoon Vest - Knitting Pattern Download
Victorian Boucle Mohair Yarn Victorian Boucle Mohair Yarn
Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn

I love the texture these two yarns create, especially in the pocket area where you can see the subtle contrast between the right and wrong sides of the fabric. I chose i-cord for the edges mostly because I didn’t want to interrupt the simple, clean look – but also to provide a little bit of necessary structure. This vest can be worn a few different ways, and the color options are nearly endless. Choose the same shade for both of your yarns like I did, or mix it up for even more depth!

 

Boucle Cocoon Vest Knitting Pattern  Boucle Cocoon Vest Knitting Pattern
Boucle Cocoon Vest - Knitting Pattern Download  Boucle Cocoon Vest - Knitting Pattern Download
Victorian Boucle Mohair Yarn Victorian Boucle Mohair Yarn
Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn

The gauge and pattern are also suitable for many heavier worsted weight or bulky yarns with a little bounce or texture. Try it in any of the following cozy yarns!

 

Heirloom Romney Yarn Heirloom Romney Yarn
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 [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
Cascade Eco  and Cascade Eco Plus Wool Yarn Cascade Eco and Cascade Eco Plus Wool Yarn
Norumbega Yarn Norumbega Yarn
Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush Yarn Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush Yarn

Related items of interest: • Knitting PatternsOur yarnsMedium weight yarnsMohair yarnsFine weight yarnsWool yarnsBulky weight yarnsAlpaca yarns

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