When the power was out, I decided to use that time to add cuffs and a hood to Leo’s BSJ. (There was no way I would have been able to focus on, or see, a complicated lace pattern; I needed some garter stitch!)
The BSJ is big enough that I think Leo will be able to wear it next winter, too.
If you want to make your own BSJ but are a little nervous about diving in (Elizabeth Zimmerman doesn’t exactly spell the directions out the way many patterns are written), I’m teaching a class that will help ya out. Here’s the scoop, straight from the Knit Nook website:
Baby Surprise Jacket $45 + materials
Knit in garter stitch, flat, and in one piece, this sweater is cleverly shaped with short rows: a true Elizabeth Zimmerman classic. Use a variegated yarn or multiple colors to emphasize the mitered fronts.
Friday, May 8, 15, and 22, 6-8 pm
Materials: 650 yards of DK or worsted weight yarn. US 7 needles or size needed to get gauge. Pattern included with class fee.
How can you say no to making something this adorable?