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Baby Cocoon

December 2011
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches and 3.5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
185 yards (169 m)
One size
This pattern is available for free.

Look at any professional photographer’s work and you’ll see the ubiquitous Baby Cocoon. They are a must-have for the pros, who find them useful for keeping babies warm, snug, asleep and settled while they take those all-important first portraits. For the rest of us, they are useful as swaddles or sleep-sacks, and for giving that precious little bundle a feeling of security. One skein and one day are all it takes to knit this up!

Advanced beginner - techniques used: I-cord, short rows

Newborn (this is stretchy and will fit up to about 3 months, depending on the size of the baby)
Circumference: 16 inches
Length: 20 inches (excluding knot)

Lion Brand Homespun 100% acrylic; 185yds/169m per 6oz/170g skein; colour: Tudor, 315; 1 skein
1 set size US 13 (9 mm) double pointed needles (or 2 circulars, or 1 long circular for magic loop)

2.5 stitches and 3.5 rows to 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch

This pattern is also available to view online at About.com.