One of my many WIPs is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. This morning I snapped some pictures of the BSJ in progress. (Sadly, they aren’t nearly as wonderful as Jared Flood’s BSJ pictures, but hey – they work.)
I am currently teaching a class on the Baby Suprise Jacket at the <a href="http://www.k
nitnookhop.blogspot.com”>Knit Nook Compared to the (talented) knitters in the class my BSJ seems huge. I’m using my favorite yarn for Leo’s stuff – Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton with some Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton from a frogged project. Since I’m going for a 18 month sweater, I’m using US 9 needles. I think the BSJ might turn out more on the 24 months size, but I’d rather it be too big than too small.
I will have to admit, I’m a little concerned about the cotton. I’m afraid it won’t hold it’s shape as well as wool (since alas, Leo can’t wear wool; even carpet makes him break out.) I really wanted to use A-MAIZing for a BSJ, but to make the bigger size I needed a worsted weight yarn. But back to the pictures . . .
You can already see how EZ’s amazing jacket is going to take shape. I am not really striping with a pattern in mind, but I like how the stripes look so far. This is going to be the front of the jacket – see the sleeves?