Baby Surprise Jacket Completed

Buck Strong's picture

Yes, I actually do knit and here is the proof. I totally love this pattern. I'm surprised at how fast I turned it out. The BF was even impressed. The only problem was the buttons. Noro is to organic looking for cute kid buttons. I think I spent an hour in JoAnn's trying tons of different buttons. Anyway, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Off to the next project.
Buck

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rmbm612's picture

Nice job with the sweater

Nice job with the sweater and the buttons. Finding buttons can be a b....h! How many skeins was used to knit your sweater?

Buck Strong's picture

I think I used about 4. I

I think I used about 4. I can't remember now. How bad is that?

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

mrossnyc's picture

Great job, I like the Noro

Great job, I like the Noro and the choice of buttons.

aussieknitterchris's picture

I love this mate...I would

I love this mate...I would wear one in my size! And the buttons make it look even funkier....some lucky baby is gonna be mighty happy for sure

Chris...wildly knitting...always!

BuduR's picture

Beautiful Buck! I wonder

Beautiful Buck! I wonder how much weight I would have to lose to fit into one?

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

HuskerChub's picture

Looks like you maybe decided

Looks like you maybe decided to not do any type of finishing at the neck. I think it looks perfectly fine in the picture. One thing that this picture of the BSJ brings to mind is the graceful curve of the bind off on the front "corners", it's magical the way that happens I think. A side note on the BSJ, my mind of full of worthless yet interesting tid bits, EZ was trying to unvent a baby cap when she came up with this knitting puzzle. I never have been able to figure out just how she thought she was going to get a hat the way she started but then nothing would have surprised (no pun) me with her.

Kerry's picture

The jacket and Noro look

The jacket and Noro look great.

donbucknla's picture

That really looks great, and

That really looks great, and I really like the buttons. Now I know which ones to use the next time I do a baby surprise jacket!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Buck. The

Very nice, Buck. The striping and such is perfect...I thought it was just a bunch of random colors out of the stash. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

crmartin's picture

That's really cute, I love

That's really cute, I love the colorway.

Randy

pjmma's picture

Wow that's really nice, I

Wow that's really nice, I love the way the colors and striping came out.

chipsir's picture

This a beautiful job well

This a beautiful job well done. The pattern seems to be quite popular so I guess it gets added to my "to do". list Again a great job.

scottly's picture

Very cool, I've been eyeing

Very cool, I've been eyeing this pattern and now you've inspired me to actually do it.

QueerJoe's picture

This looks great. As for

This looks great. As for buttons, the best place I've found so far for interesting, durable buttons is here:

http://naturebuttons.com/buttons.html

This business was originally started by woman who couldn't find buttons for a sweater she had knit and through her frustration, decided just to make some herself.

ronhuber's picture

What a great sweater!! I

What a great sweater!! I think you did a wonderful job choosing the buttons.

albert's picture

Came out great- the buttons

Came out great- the buttons are perfect!

steve kadel's picture

very nice all i know of

very nice

all i know of love, is love is all there is

vsidart's picture

Really nice, Buck. Great

Really nice, Buck. Great job! Which Noro is it?

Buck Strong's picture

It is Noro 211. I liked the

It is Noro 211. I liked the orange and turquoise in it.

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder