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One Piece Bed Wrap

One piece bed wrap

This vintage bed wrap (also known as a shrug or cocoon) was designed in 1933. It is knit in one piece from DK weight wool, beginning with the wool used single on smaller needles, and changing to jumbo 3/8″ needles and doubled yarn for the centre.

Materials Required

3 ozs. each Greenock Scottish Fleece in two contrasting colors: Blue/White, Pink/White or any other desired shades.

One pair of Pins (knitting needles), UK size 6/US 8/5mm

One pair of Knitting Pins, 3/8 inch Leviathan. Note: Leviathan is just a name for any very large needles. This particular size is 3/8 of an inch or 9.5mm in diameter. You can use needles that are metric 9 or 10mm or US size 13


With white wool cast on 36 stitches and work k2, p2 rib for 5 inches. Take contrasting shade of wool and knit both together (working in garter stitch), increasing 1 stitch at beginning and end of every row until 72 stitches are on needle.

Take the large needles and knit plain for 40 inches or length required.

Now use size 6 needles and decrease 1 stitch at beginning and end of every row until 36 sts remain.

Take white wool and work k2, p2 rib for 5 inches. Cast of loosely, sew up cuffs.

Finish with a crochet edging either in rabbit wool, silk, or wool around part knitted with large pins. Tie in front with ribbon.

1 Comment

  1. lorief1

    thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I’ve been looking for something like this for some time and i think this will do the trick nicely!!

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