For the cocoon I used super soft and very cozy Alpaca yarn from Drops. It's a bouclé yarn which means it is not a straight yarn. The little bubbles give the knitted piece a really wonderful texture, as I think, although you have get used to working with it in the beginning.
The pattern for this shrug is by Hilary Carr. You can find it for free on Ravelry. I fell in love with it right away and knew that I HAVE to knit this one! :) And now I love it even more. It really feels like being wrapped in a cocoon. Because of the really light and super soft yarn it doesn't feel like you're wearing a shrug at all. It's just so comfortable and warm.
The cocoon is circular knitted in two halves and sewn together in the back. It's optional if you want to knit an i-cord as well.
Well, what should I say, I am really satisfied with my first knitted piece of clothing... :) <3
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and a GREAT New Year 2014 everyone!!
I would love to share with you and inspire you next year as well! <3