Friday, May 1, 2009

Welcome to Twin Cities Knitties!

Hello there!

Welcome to my blog. I'm a passionate knitter who lives and works in the Twin Cities, and I decided it is time to find a better way of making friends with fellow knitters who share my delight in this craft. I hope to keep in touch with my fellow knitting pals, and to share some of my own ideas and patterns for you all.

First subject - a baby cocoon knitting pattern! I was asked to help design one of these by a pal who pointed out that the pattern she found on Etsy was being sold for $35.00. I thought, whoa, that has to be the price for a fully knitted cocoon! But, no, although no longer available on Etsy apparently, the listing was in fact just for a mere pattern.

Keep an eye out in the next few days; I'm working on revising an easy pattern which, rather than just consisting of a knitted tube, uses easy short-row shaping so that the back is longer than the front, creating a cozy cuff that will cradle the baby's head.

I'll post pictures and instructions for anyone who wants to give them a try, for free.


  1. I saw a mermaid cocoon on etsy or ravelry for 45.00 I loved it n wanted it but was not willing to pay 45$ for it :-(

  2. Deana, I make the Peanut & Peapod cocoon by Heirloom Stitches for clients (pattern on Ravelry). Take a look and if you like it, drop me a line. I may b able to meet your budget.

    Take care of you!


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