BONDING SQUARES

Bonding squares are used by mums whose babies are in a neonatal unit. Each mum is given two squares, one is kept with the baby and one is kept on mums body. Every twelve hours they are swapped.

They help mum and baby to bond by smell in cases where they can't physically touch.

The pattern for these below if you are interested in knitting some. Please speak to Lesley Auld for more details. 

Pattern: 

To be made in pairs, cast on 34 stitches. 

Knit 5 rows then: 

Row 1 and 3: k6, p4, k5, p4, k5, p4, k6

Row 2 and 4: k3, p3, k4, p5, k4, p5, k4, p3, k3. 

Row 5 and 6: knit

Row 7: As Row 2

Row 8: As Row 1

Row 9: As Row 2

Row 10: As Row 1

Row 11: As Row 2

Row 12: As Row 2

Row 13: As Row 2

Row 14: As Row 1

Row 15-18: Knit

Repeat the pattern once more.

Knit 5 rows then cast off.