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Baby Cocoon
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The Baby Cocoon.

© Rebecca Painter of Barefoot Journey Images.

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!

Materials:

  • 1 skein of Lion Brand Homespun in shade 315 Tudor, or about 125 yards of bulky weight yarn of your choice
  • One set size US 13 (9 mm) double pointed needles (or 2 circulars, or 1 long circular for magic loop)
  • Tape measure, stitch marker

Gauge:

2.5 stitches and 3.5 rows to 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch

Size:

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)

Sample knit by Eileen Casey.

Photography by Rebecca Painter of Barefoot Journey Images.

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