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Submitted by Jackie Q
Pocket pattern by Jackie Q
This Angels 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 4ply 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"] |
CAST ON 75,    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.
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