I love Eric Carle, and so do my kids. I must have read The Very Hungry Caterpillar at least 100 times by now, whose last line I semi-quoted in the title of this post. And who doesn't love caterpillars and butterflies? So I am tickled to release the Cocoon Me pattern, a set of textured accessories (cowl and shawlette) using the cocoon stitch that I swatched in my last post.
This cocoon variant is from Martha Waterman's shawl book, and is a little different from the one in B. Walker's 2nd treasury. It is made with yo's for the increases and therefore results in a slightly more open fabric. (Incidentally, the back of Ms. Waterman's book also has a shawl pattern using this stitch, which I noticed after I started planning mine and which was useful for sorting out the stitches, as the charted instructions for the stitch are not as clear. You can see her patten here.)