Best Baby Cocoon
This is based on a free pattern, but it is not the same:
The new pattern has additional sizing for larger or older babies, was completely rewritten using a different short row technique, and I have recorded a new tutorial showing the technique as a visual aid.
This is NOT the same pattern and took a substantial amount of time to re-work, re-knit and re-format. I hope you understand that while pattern support is guaranteed with the new pattern, I WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERING PATTERN SUPPORT OR UPDATED ERRATA FOR THE OLD PATTERN.
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, baby cocoons 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 - 3 Months 3 - 6 Months
Circumference: 16 19 inches
Length: 20 24 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