Sunday, January 11, 2009

Baby Surprise Jacket

I've seen many pictures of Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket online, happen to own some of her books, and thought about making the adult version that is in one of them (someday), but still had questions. This past year I purchased Meg Swansen's video (has printed instructions included), and at the end she does show the adult version, and talks about her modifications. One of the biggest questions I have is how to figure out where to change colors to make attractive stripes, and so I had considered making a baby jacket for no reason other than to help answer this question - until about a week ago. I've learned that someone I know is going to be having a baby, so of course my first thought went to making the baby jacket for the gift - hey, this is a win, win situation - they will get a hand knit baby jacket, and I will finally be able to see how the striping works out! Well, this is how far I am, and I don't think I'm doing too bad - the baby isn't due for a while, and it's only being worked on between other projects.

If you're looking for the book(s), the Baby Surpries Jacket pattern can be found in Knitting Workshop, but both the Baby Surprise Jacket, and the Adult Surprise Jacket can be found in The Opinionated Knitter, along with more color pictures than the other book has.

1 comment:

Judy S. said...

What yarn are you using for this, Lynn? The stripes look terrific! I've had my eye on this pattern for a while....maybe soon?