i finished this order just a little while ago, and these little cuties will be picked up tomorrow! this is elizabeth zimmerman's infamous baby surprise jacket...
i honestly, absolutely looooove these jackets! really, really.
as you know, i am a self-proclaimed lover of all things "ez". elizabeth zimmerman just had such an incredible talent! the construction of these jackets are relatively simple, yet absolutely ingenious.
the garter stitching makes for very easy knitting, and gives a lot of stretch to the garment. not to mention warmth! and with the upcoming fall and winter season, i'm sure this will be a favourite jacket to grab.
alright.. here are the deets:
yarn: worsted weight.
and i made the smallest size, as the jackets are meant to be gifts for newborn babies. ... twins!
i have used both sets of instructions in the past for these jackets. elizabeth zimmerman wrote her patterns very differently than what most knitters are used to now a days... and i find that the line by line instructions are by far easier to follow. the increases and decreases used in this jacket are doubled... it's an important detail to remember ;)
the buttons, i got at buttons and needlework boutique in victoria. i loooove this store. the selection of buttons are my fav, and i've often gravitated to these exact ones... especially for the cobblestone vests.
i decided to put the label on the back of the jacket, as it will be more out of the way for babe... and.. i figure it will be seen, as a lot of babies are held with tummies to mommies and daddies ;) (yeah.. i planned that one)
also.. if you live in the victoria area, and are wanting to try your hand at this pattern, fear not!! i'll be teaching it at the cloth castle! can't wait!!! i am very excited about the new fall and winter class schedule. it will be out soon, and it will be full of yarny goodness!!!
i honestly can't wait to share it with you!!! (but i will... just a little bit)
are you getting excited for the fall and winter weather so that these types of knits can be worn? have you tried an elizabeth zimmerman pattern before? i'd love to hear about it! please share a link to your FO's here! the morning has started off overcast and windy... i'm sure in the mood to cozy up to a cup of coffee and your company.. let's chat!