This blogpost is all about how to make this cute Cocoon without a pattern.
For and extra small you can use one 7/8 yard length of a 60″ wide fabric. To size up from there, the width will need to be greater than 60″ so you may need to cut for fabric on the cross grain.
The green knit shown in the video clip above was 65″ wide by 31″ long. It comfortably made a medium
For a large use 67″ x 33″
For an xl use 68″ by 35″
You will also need 1/4-3/8th yards of contrast fabric for the neck band and cuffs.
Start by preparing your fabrics.
Decide which linger side will be the top of the garment. Put a gold safety pin at the center. This will be the center back neck (CBN).
Then mark 2″ away from center on either side along the raw edge. This is where you will fold the lower corners to.
Fold both corners up.
You will notice your top edge not lining up perfectly.
This is okay. Cut the wedge off that is only one layer. This will make them line up again.
Now the point you have just made will actually be the wrist opening.
Lay your hand onto the point so that the widest part just barely fits onto the fabric.
Cut across both layers of fabric .5″ above where the widest part of your hand lays.
Repeat for both sides.
Next step is to pin and sew up the shoulder seems from CBN to wrist. A 4 thread serge is the best way to do this. I used a French seam for this garment.
Once you have sewn up both shoulder seems, measure the width of the opening from where you stitch the lower point near the CBN to the point at the center bottom as shown by the yard stick in the photo below.
Add 4″ to this number for the back neck space. Prepare a band this length by 4.5 inches wide. Sew your band into a loop.
Then pin this band matching three sets of raw edges to the center opening of the main body of the garment.
Sew around using .5″ seam allowance.
Then trim your seam to minimize bulk.
Topstitch .25″ all the way around band.
Prepare your cuffs using the remaining contrast fabric.
I doubled the length of my cuffs by adding the second piece to each one. I have super long arms.
Then bread the sleeve through them so that raw edges are together and stitch them into the wrist openings
Top stitch .25″ from cuffs.
Then put on your cocoon cardigan and swan around the room. Then take a photo of yourself and post it here!