Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Baby Cocoon

Ah, summer. . . and I'm knitting. That may seem strange, but it is portable and lets me be outside keeping an eye on the kiddos. My friend, Christine, is an amazing photographer who showed me some of the props she had purchased for infant sessions. She told me she was coveting some of the cocoons she had seen, but not enjoying the prices. I thought I'd try to work one up for her and share the pattern with you all--just in case you have a newborn who might need to be extra cozy. I wish I had a baby to show you how sweet they can look in these little cozy, cocoons, but my babies are too big and I haven't yet talked my sister-in-law into having another.
Materials:

Size 11 16" circular needles

1 skein of yummy, soft yard you adore

A little time.

Cast on 35 stitches using the long-tail method

Place space marker and join.

Rows 1 - 5, knit in stockinette

Row 6, knit all with twisted drop stitch

Row 7, knit all rows

Repeat rows 6 and 7 until your cocoon measures 15"

Begin decrease on a knit row:

Row 1 Dec: k2 tog, k5 to end

Row 2 Dec: knit all with twisted drop stitch

Row 3 Dec: k2 tog, k4 to end

Row 4 Dec: knit all with twisted drop stitch

Row 5 Dec: k2 tog, k3 to end

Row 6 Dec: knit all with twisted drop stitch

Row 7 Dec: k2 tog, k2 to end

Row 8 Dec: knit all with twisted drop stitch

Row 9 Dec: knit 2 tog, k 1 to end

Cut a 10 " tail, and thread through remaining stitches.

Weave in ends and you have your baby cocoon.


7 comments:

Hestermania! said...

any chance you could come up with crochet instructions?

Heather said...

Hestermania,
That is a good idea. . . I'll see what I can do:)

Cheryl said...

Your cocoon is adorable. Thanks for giving us the instructions. I hope to make some up for NILMDTS photographers.

kitkay said...

Would you please tell me where you found the video and/or instructions on the twisted drop stitch?

Thank you!

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Kristy Collins said...

What weight yarn did you use for this and the bowl? Or your gauge and finished measurement. I love them both. I just finished the bowl and it seems really big, but I also don't have a newborn on hand to put in it lol. Thank you!

Unknown said...

What a lovley cocoon..can i ask..are the needle sizes uk or usa?