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Angel's Pocket

Angel's Pocket (HKP)

NOTES: Garter stitch, hand knit.

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This Angel's Pocket is knit in 4 sizes. It is used on the labour suites for tiny babies who do not make it. Some of these babies are very small and / or fragile, so these little wraps are used.

Please use wool no thicker than 4 ply in white or any pastel colour. 3 or even 2 ply is fine especially for the smaller ones. Use the larger sizes and adjust needles to suit. They will of course come out smaller.

Thank you to Jackie who sent us the pattern and also all the sample pockets.

In 4 ply wool Size 9 needles 3.3/4mm
The finished size does not matter but here are the approximate finished sizes and weights
Size 1 - 17cm [61/2"]square | 20gm [1/2oz]weight

Size 2 - 22cm [9"] | 30gm [1oz]

Size 3 - 28cm [11"] | 40gm [11/4oz]

Size 4 - 33cm [13"] | 70gm [21/4oz]

SQUARE :-[mitred]

CAST ON 75, [101] [125] [151] stitches
1st row Wrong Side
Knit to centre 3 stitches Slip 1,knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over, knit to end of row
2nd row Knit.
Repeat these two rows until 3 stitches remain
Next row :- Slip 1 knit 2 together Pass slip stitch over. Fasten off.

TRIANGLE :- [mitred] This forms the pocket

At the cast on edge of the square [2 sides] Pick up 75, 101, 125. 151. stitches
1st row:- Wrong Side
Knit 2 together, knit to centre 3 stitches Slip 1. knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over, knit to the last 3 stitches, knit 2 together knit1.
2nd row :- Knit
Repeat these 2 rows until 7 stitches remain
Next row Knit 1, knit 2 together knit1, knit 2 together. Knit1
Cast off remaining 5 stitches.

To finish off sew lace round the 3 raw edges or you can crochet any suitable edging. Cut ribbon, or make a cord or crochet chain. 16" 18" 20" 22". Using either a large eyed bodkin or medium sized safety pin. Thread the ribbon/cord from the right hand seam across the front pocket and out through the left hand seam. Gather up pocket and
tie in a bow. If you wish to put a little motif or bow etc on please do so.

last updated: 30/10/07

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