Tab Top Cocoon Newborn Photography Prop by Tricia Drake
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Tab Top Cocoon Newborn Photography Prop

Button up your bundle of joy in this Tab Top Cocoon! This delicate little piece will keep your sweet pea cozy and happy for her/his first introduction to family and friends. The interesting woven texture of the upper band offers a subtle textural contrast to the silky smooth brush suri alpaca of the base. If you’re looking for something more challenging than stockinette or garter stitch, you’ll be pleased with how easily you can master the twisted stitches used in the band. Choose a button for the tab that suits your taste!

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Errata added March 25, 2001:
p. 100, Skills Required, add “knitting into the back of a stitch”
p. 102, 2nd column, 3rd paragraph, first sentence should read “Row 1 and all RS rows: Skip the first st and from back of left needle, insert needle…” A note from Tricia: this was added to keep you from inserting your needle from front to back between those sts! Don’t go between them! Go behind both, or your work will be very stretched.
p. 102, 2nd column, 5th paragraph, first sentence should read “Work this pattern for 50 (56) rows, which is approx 17” (20”)
p. 103, Finishing the Band, first sentence should read “… and with RS facing out, fold the band…”. Second sentence of that paragraph should read “…before I began the dec, which was about 17”.”
p. 103, Knitting the Cocoon, second paragraph should read “…measures approx 11” from the bottom of the band to the bottom of the cocoon) or 14” total.”

NEW REVIEW 3/16 from Living Crafts Magazine, Spring 2011: “Some of the designs in this book are so unique and so perfect for a new baby that they seem commissioned by Mother Nature herself…”

NEW REVIEW 3/14 from Publishers Weekly: …“Drake, founder of TrickyKnits, captures a festive mood in this collection of hand knit baby gifts. Beginning knitters will welcome the explicit directions and speedy results; experienced knitters will enjoy experimenting with chunky knits for tiny newborns…The results appear deliciously complex, yet the designs are relatively straightforward.”