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Eileen Casey is a designer from Ireland now living in beautiful upstate NY - where thankfully there is plenty of sweater weather.

She has been knitting since she was 5, and couldn't imagine life ...

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Best Baby Cocoon

from Eileen Casey Creations
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Best Baby Cocoon
Best Baby Cocoon
Best Baby Cocoon

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • I-cord
  • Short rows
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

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!


2.5 stitches and 3.5 rows to 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • NB-3 Months [3-6 Months]
  • Circumference: 16 [19] inches
  • Length (excluding knot): 20 [24] inches


  • Lion Brand Homespun [100% acrylic; 185yds/169m per 6oz/170g skein]; colour: Tudor, 315; 1 skein
  • 1 set size US 13 (9 mm) double pointed needles (or 2 circulars, or 1 long circular for magic loop)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Homespun


Tudor, 315