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Old 11-12-2008, 11:49 PM   #11
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I went back onto the site this evening and noticed that the price had dropped from $45 to $8. After talking with her I found out the cocoon is made of a processed wool (to make it not scratchy). I was hoping for something a little more luxurious for $45 but for $8 it would be cute for just a pic! Very simple to knit I am thinking, I am going to see how it goes this weekend.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:07 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by dejamo85 View Post
I went back onto the site this evening and noticed that the price had dropped from $45 to $8.
Really? It still says $45 for me! Weird!
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:26 AM   #13
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:52 AM   #14
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As a mom of 9 kids, I can say that while it look absolutely adorable, I can't see that it would be practical at all!

If the baby's asleep, you'll wake him up trying to get him in. If he's awake, trying to get him in might be quite irritating to him.

For diaper changes, it will be sort of a pain to get on and off--and if he's shirtless under there, he'll freeze during a diaper change.

So...very cute, but not something I'd want to mess with.

I wonder if LionBrand homespun would work---it's pretty soft, too.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:52 PM   #15
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Baby cocoon pattern under $10
I found two patterns for sale for $3 & $8

$3
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...papoose-cocoon


$8
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=19850063

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:40 PM   #16
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I think you are right. my girlfriend wants me to make 2 for her photo studio and I am winging the pattern, but I was starting from the top and reducing stitches at the bottom to bind off like a hat.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:07 AM   #17
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Other than a cute photo op I see no use for it. The loose knit would make it a nightmare for tiny fingers and toes and the many holes makes me wonder how warm it would actually be, not to mention the practicality of "fine" fiber.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:46 PM   #18
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Yep, I got a chuckle. Babies make anything look cute. I think if you knit a rhino sized leg warmer and close one end you'd have it. Actually, if I used one of these on a real baby I'd want it "holier than thou" just to allow more air in.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:21 PM   #19
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I have to agree with Jan on this one. Perhaps if you made it a tube with a drawstring at the bottom? It's adorable, though.
I actually tried that this fall; I made 2 and a half attempts LOL -- I wanted them to be snug like a good *swaddle* but open at the end (with drawstring) for diaper changes ...

The first: not quite stretchy enough, especially with the bind off around the hood (whoops - need to learn the stretchy bind off)

Attempt #1:


neighbor kid (pictured) loved it once it was on, but it was too much tugging to get it over his head and down, and it couldn't be taken off either way (which might be important in the event of a blowout diaper)

Attempt #3:


my baby loved it once it was on and the width was much stretchier, but the length/bulky yarn made the whole thing too bulky to easily get baby into - again had to tug the tube up or down (tried it both ways) and baby didn't like to be in the middle on the way ... plus it was hard not to get it on twisted, so baby's face aligned with the hood hole. I ended up frogging the hood, and will probably frog the whole thing, eventually.

The other one (attempt #2, not pictured) was with a thin yarn (DK weight) and was looking more like a nice sweater sleeve, but I decided it wasn't going to have enough circumference ... so I abandoned it for now.

Anyway, just my experience, I have not gotten the "long tube with a drawstring" to work for me, yet.

I'm posting this so maybe someone can learn from my mistakes and improve on the idea, LOL - because both babies DID love being snuggled IN them.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:29 PM   #20
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Those are cute! But my 6yo was just looking at the pictures over my shoulder and said, "Isn't it a little cruel to torture those babies like that?"
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