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Shape The Hood
Baby cocoon laid flat

Baby Cocoon laid flat.

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  1. Cast on 40 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker.
  2. Work 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch (every row knit).

Short Row Shaping for Hood:

  1. Slip marker, K18, with yarn in back (away from you) slip 1 purlwise, bring yarn to front, turn, slip wrapped stitch to right hand needle. This is the wrap and turn on the right side (w&t).
  2. P16, with yarn in front slip 1 purlwise, bring yarn to back, turn, slip wrapped stitch to right hand needle. This is the wrap and turn on the wrong side (w&t).
  3. K15, w&t.
  4. P14, w&t.
  5. K13, w&t.
  6. P12, w&t.
  7. K11, w&t.
  8. P10, w&t.
  9. K9, w&t.
  10. P8, w&t.
  11. K8, pick up wrap (lying at foot of next stitch) by pulling the wrap up onto the left hand needle and knitting it together with stitch. Then, with yarn in front, slip 1 purlwise, turn, slip wrapped stitch to right hand needle. This stitch has now been wrapped twice.
  12. P9, pick up wrap by pulling the wrap up onto the left hand needle and purling it together with stitch. Then, with yarn in back, slip 1 purlwise, turn, slip wrapped stitch to right hand needle. This stitch has now been wrapped twice.
  13. K10, pick up both wraps by pulling them up onto the left hand needle from bottom to top, and knitting together with stitch. Then, with yarn in front, slip 1 purlwise, turn, slip wrapped stitch to right hand needle.
  14. P11, pick up both wraps by pulling them up onto the left hand needle from bottom to top on the right side, and purling together with stitch. Then, with yarn in back, slip 1 purlwise, turn, slip wrapped stitch to right hand needle.
  15. Repeat last 2 steps until all wrapped stitches are picked up, that is: K16, pick up both wraps by pulling them up onto the left hand needle from bottom to top, and knitting together with stitch. Then, with yarn in back, slip 1 purlwise, turn, slip wrapped stitch to right hand needle. (We are wrapping the first non-wrapped stitch to prevent a hole forming at the corner).
  16. P17, pick up both wraps by pulling them up onto the left hand needle from bottom to top on the right side, and purling together with stitch. Then, with yarn in front, slip 1 purlwise, turn, slip wrapped stitch to right hand needle.
  17. K18, pick up single wrapped stitch -- do not turn.
  18. Continue knitting in the round, picking up the remaining wrapped stitch on the next round.
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