Baby Surprise Jacket #1

philC's picture

OK. I think this is about the coolest project ever. The design is just brilliant.

There are a couple of things I'll change for my next one, but I'm pretty happy with this. All that is left is sewing on buttons!

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cashmere knight's picture

Beautiful! You said you

Beautiful! You said you used Noro sock yarn...what size needles did you use, and what size infant or toddler will that fit? Beautiful job. I've seen quite a few of these lately and each one is awesome.

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crmartin's picture

That is gorgeous! I have it

That is gorgeous! I have it in my queue, someday I'll get around to it.


davidUK's picture

It's great. Where's the

It's great. Where's the pattern from?

philC's picture

The official name of the

The official name of the pattern is Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

You can find it here:

It's a pricey pattern, but worth the money. It is also included in several of her books, but the new version of the pattern is much easier to follow.

WillyG's picture

I noticed the sleeve

I noticed the sleeve striping that because of EZ's ingenious design, or did you have to go to that spot in the balls of yarn?

philC's picture

The stripes match because of

The stripes match because of the design. I never broke the yarn from beginning to end. It's like magic. Seriously, when you knit this, you have to go on blind faith, because 2/3 of the way through, I still had no idea how it was going to become a jacket.

philC's picture

Thanks guys - Yea - I used

Thanks guys -

Yea - I used Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn. I love the way it striped without having to change colours (in honor of Eli).

I'm hooked on the pattern - luckily, one more friend is pregnant, so I have an excuse to start another one!

elib1971's picture

Isn't zimmerman brilliant?

Isn't zimmerman brilliant? And I like your colours a lot!
(Yes, I put a "u" in "colour". I'm a canadian!)
Eli B.

Buck Strong's picture

Nice work! I love that

Nice work! I love that pattern too.

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Aaronknits's picture

I've been seeing and hearing

I've been seeing and hearing a lot about these lately. I think I'll try one. Yours is gorgeous!!!

WillyG's picture

That looks a lot like my

That looks a lot like my favorite colorway of Noro Silk Garden. I love it! The colors sell this jacket for me...I'm gonna make one some day!

ronhuber's picture

Absolutely gorgeous. Well

Absolutely gorgeous. Well done.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice knitting. Is it

Very nice knitting. Is it in Noro? Not that it matters but I like the way the colors gradually changed. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Aww - it's so cute - I love

Aww - it's so cute - I love it.