Ponchos, Swonchos, Cocoons…

Whatever you want to call them! Chunky, cozy wraps. But how do you keep warm without looking like a snowman? Think about keeping the rest of the silhouette slim to balance a bulky knit (read more here).  Long, slender skirts or slim pants with boots…

By the way, this is the Cocoon Wrap knitted up in Malabrigo Twist (100% Baby Merino wool, 150 yards/100 grams skein).  Yummy, soft and cozy!


  1. Linda Jackson

    I LOVE this!! Is the pattern available somewhere? Oh, and I Love your site! Just discovered it.

    • Hi,
      Click on the link and it will take you to the pattern. It’s the cocoon wrap.

  2. Laurie Bilbruck


    It looks nothing like your pattern, did you use a much larger needle? The pattern front looks much shorter, which is not a good look for me. I like the Malabrigo twist look much better.


    • It’s the exact same garment…you can wear it upside down to make the fronts longer/shorter…

  3. Denise Grossman

    I have knit this wrap in two yarns the silky wool by Lavold and the gradient by schopel yarns. I plan to knit it again in habu silk and flax linen by Louet . I love, love this pattern and want to knit a number of them in different colors and weights. Could you tell me what yarn is the green cocoon wrap knit in?? You are by far my favorite designer on ravelry. Great oragami design element.
    Thank you

    • Hi, It is stated up by the photo with a link. It’s Malabrigo Twist. Thanks!

  4. Natalie Roberts

    I loved working the Twist vest in the malabrigo book 3. I ind I want to knit Carli, which appears on ravelry but leads to a dead link. Is there anyway to get a copy of the pattern. Please let me know it’s like this cocoon but not as big I’m short and that cocoon would swallow me.
    Thank you.

    • Hi,

      I have Carli on the list to re-write seamless. I will email you about that, in the meantime, to get a smaller Cocoon Wrap, just knit the smallest size and go down a needle size. That shortens it (it’s a sideways knit).

  5. Suzanne

    in this version the stitches are tighter than the one in the link, where the stitches are loose enough to see the grey jersey underneath….different needle size?

    • No, same needle size, same gauge. Thinner yarn makes a more sheer fabric at the same gauge as thicker yarn. So whatever yarn you use, you need to get gauge if you want the listed measurements-

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