Baby Cocoon -Size small
Bulky Machine: With Main Color cast on 71 N (35L X 36R) in a 1 x 1 rib pattern on main bed and 69 N on the ribber (34L X 35R). End N’s on main bed. Tension 0/0 for zig zag row and selvedge; 4 ply yarn
Standard machine: CO 121 N (60L X 61R) on main bed and 119N on ribber (59L X 60R). Tension 0/0 for zig zag row and selvedge; 2/17 yarn
- Broken Toe Cast On after the zig zag row. Not necessary but I like it to keep that top edge nice and neat. (Diana Sullivan has a You tube video on that method.)
- After selvedge, move tension to 8/8. (Or tighter or looser depending on the yarn you are using)
- Knit 15 rows ribbing.
- Take off on a few rows waste yarn. Not needed if knitting flat. [This Cocoon can be made flat if you desire and mattress stitch the center back by hand. I love having it almost done when I take it off the machine.]
- Following your manual’s instructions for knitting in the round put the ribbing back on the machine and ribber keeping the waste yarn to the outside of work. 36 N on main bed (18L X 18R) and 35 (17L X 18R) on ribber. Open ends of ribbing are center of main bed. Weight well.
- Knit 100 – 125 circular rows – depending on length desired. (1 complete row in the round is 2 on the row counter)
- Move every other stitch to one next to it on each bed to create the eyelets. Makes sure to bring empty N back out to working position.
- Knit 3 circular rows.
- Move tension to 10; Knit 1 row
- Remove onto waste yarn (unless made flat). Bind off last row of main color with a Back Stitch Bind Off – or any stretchy bind off you prefer.
- Mattress stitch ribbing ( or whole seam). Weave in ends.
- Make a 30 inch I-cord and weave in eyelets – tie in front of cocoon.
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- Ann Huppert (GrammaAnn)