Saturday, February 03, 2007

Baby Surprise Jacket


Here's the Lemon-Lime Baby Surprise Jacket, another object that has been lurking in a bag whining for finishing. The necessity for a birthday present for the one-year-old daughter of a colleague of DH kicked my butt enough to slip-stitch crochet the shoulder seams, put on some buttons and weave in the myriad ends. Thank heavens for an absorbing Law & Order last night. The stats--varying shades of lemon and lime Mission Falls Cotton (to give you an idea of how long this project has been waiting, the wonderful Mission Falls has been pulled off and returned to the market in the interim), on I'm guessing size 8 needles. The pattern is from Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop. I've made a few of these, and it never ceases to amaze me how a warshrag gone beserk folds into an object of such cuteness. Elizabeth Zimmermann's genius is second only to the caveperson who figured out that a lobster is something you can eat.

7 comments:

AR said...

So cute!

LOL. Love the caveman link, have to show that one to my hubby.

Terri D. said...

Thanks Arleta (my most loyal commenter). All power to the cavepeople!

Michelle said...

Love the colors!

Splindarella said...

I absolutely LOVE the colorway!! This has to be the nicest looking baby surprise jacket I've seen.

kitoko said...

Trying to remember how to make one of these, I have both the Elizabeth Z. directions and the ones from a class I took, but I can't find the ones from the class, which made it all much simpler. Did you use markers? Where did you place them? (I can't remember if they went before or after the sk2p or after...

Terri D. said...

Kitoko--

The trick with the sk2p marker is that you actually place it in the stitch, and it moves up the rows as you go. So use either a split marker or a safety pin. Here's a link to a BSJ info wiki:

http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/Baby_Surprise_Jacket

and some notes from Dawn Adcock that I find helpful:

http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/free%20patterns/BSS%20Notes.htm

kitoko said...

thanks so much for the speedy response. Therefore, WHICH stitch would I insert the marker into to begin? 34,35,36 or 37??? I had worked out my own directions, but they seem to have disappeared into the ethernet on an old computer. That'll teach me.