When we first opened the shop we were asked to design a pattern for a baby cocoon. Originally it was thought this would make adorable newborn photo’s which it does, but I like it for swaddling little ones. The pattern is quick, simple, fun, and we have even shown beginners how to make this as a 2nd project. All you need to know is how to work on double pointed needles, increase, bind off and then complete it with a kitchener stitch. We knitted the first cocoons out of two hanks of Farmhouse Yarns Lumpy Bumpy, which makes a whimsical project, but after Tahki came out with Maya a textured cotton I think it is hard to make a decision between the two yarns.
I guess you can look at it this way, if you want a super warm cocoon use Lumpy Bumpy, if you want a summer cocoon use Maya. Whichever you choose it is adorable, you only need two hanks, and your baby will love feeling snuggled up and secure. We just recently posted the pattern up on Ravelry YEA! I was so excited to finally figure out how to do that, so click here for the link. -B