Monday, 5 November 2012

Hoodie cocoon

I must say I have fallen in love with this simple look cocoon. It's not only a must-have photo prop, but it's also very useful for keeping babies warm and secure. A kind of a sleeping sack.

Despite the fact that I found a very nice description for this item, I came across some problems. 
First, I could not get that stretchy rolling edge, instead it came out very tight. I found one solution. Though, for this cocoon I used 9 mm circular needles, I cast on the stitches on 12 mm needles and then continue knitting with 9 mm circs. Besides I had to recalculate the number of the stitches for my gauge to fit 16 inch circumference, I also had to undo it many times, because I was dissatisfied with the side stitches on the hood of the cocoon. The holes were quite visible and there were very loose loops on the wrong side of it. So I was dealing with an issue how to make tight and neat looking short rows. In that description it was proposed to use wrap and turn method but after browsing on the Internet for a long time I found two methods which solve my problem. 

Short Row Heel Demo - Lifestyle Toe Up Socks, No wraps!

And I finally used shadow wrap method for short rows.

Here are some other usefull links for short rows no wraps:

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