Cocoa Free Wrap Style Cardigan Knitting Pattern


Cocoa Free Wrap Style Cardigan Knitting Pattern

This simple knitting pattern is stunning and has minimal shaping!

Cocoa Free Style Cardigan Wrap Pattern
Cocoa Free Style Cardigan Wrap Pattern

"Cocoa is a great pattern to get started in Knitting, a real beginners design by Azize Sterling. We are sure you will love it. It is knitted in Artesano DK Handpainted alpaca and wool blend."


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge20 stitches, 26 rows, 4 inches.

Materials List

  • 10, 10, 12 hanks of handpainted dk colour waterlily from Artesano Yarns
  • 1 pair Brittany 4.00mm needles
  • 1 pair Brittany 4.50mm needles
  • 1 circular needle, size 4.50mm (length – 40cms)


Sizing: Overall size of rectangle –
Width : 24(28, 32)”, 61(71, 81)cms.
Length : 48(51, 54)”, 122(129, 137) cms
Length from shoulder: 17(20, 23)” 43(51, 58)cms
Sleeve length: 18” (46)cms

Special Instructions
This garment is worked sideways from centre left front to centre right front.


Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 120(140, 160)sts Work in garter stitch (every row knit) for 1 ½” (4cms)
Change to 4.50mm needles and proceed as follows:
Row 1: knit
Row 2: k22 (top border), purl to last 11sts (bottom border), knit to end.
Repeat last 2 rows until work measures 16(17, 18)” 40(43, 46)cms ending on right side row.

1st row: k22, p9(18, 23)sts, cast off 40(40, 45)sts, p38(49, 59)sts, knit to end.
2nd row: knit, casting on 40(40, 45) over armhole shaping making sure that casting off and casting on are worked loosely.

Continue as set for a further 16(17, 18)” 40(43, 46)cms, ending on right side row.
Repeat armhole as before.

Right front
Complete to match left front finishing with garter stitch border.

Using 4.50mm circular needle, and starting at bottom of armhole, pick up 80(80, 90)sts evenly round armhole. Place marker at bottom of armhole to show beginning of round. Work in rounds.
Check your tension as work could be tighter when knitting in rounds.
Knit 4 rounds.
Next row: k1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts before marker, k2tog, k1.
Repeat last row every 1” (2cms), 15(15, 10) times. 50(50, 70)sts
Then after every ½” (1.5cms), 5(5, 15) times.
40(40, 40)sts.
When work measures 18” (46cms), ending at marker, turn.
Work in normal rows (no longer in rounds) and garter stitch for 1 ½” (4cms). Cast off.
Sew in ends and tighten any loose stitches round armhole.

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The main body of this wrap-style cardigan is created by repeating two rows over and over until you have achieved the size that you want. A very colorful yarn is used in the stock photo and may be a little too much for my taste because it will overpower my outfits. The pattern looks very easy to work though.

This is described as a beginner pattern but I think the sleeves make it a little more advanced than that. However, for a beginner, I think it would be cute as a vest without the sleeves too. You could just pick up some stitches around the armholes and knit/purl a small cuff.

It being a beginner pattern has nothing to do with it having sleeves, in fact this comment makes you look inexperienced and silly, its a beginner pattern because there are no color changes and minimal shaping,

No need to be rude, we are all here for the same reason, our love of creating something.

What you say is "rude" is truthful and honest, many new knitters depend on the comments for assistance while they advance their skills, so many comments like this inaccurate one can disillusion a newer knitter from trying the pattern, when they don't realize that the person's summation of the pattern is incorrect. Happy knitting

I believe that you are correct, it would be great pattern for a person ready to make the jump to a more advanced procedure.


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