Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Baby Surprise Jacket that is!
This is the famous pattern by Elizabeth Zimmerman.
I used worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles because I wanted it to fit a larger person, like Ella!
I think it will be a perfect 4T size!  
Since it has been quite a few years since I knit this, I got turned around and almost didn't believe it would work but all of a sudden, there it was-a body and sleeves all in one piece! 
Gratefully, I even had buttons in the stash-I sewed them on with a crossed yarn knot.
I like the shabby chic look!


  1. So cute! I've always wanted to make one of those. I even bought the instructional cd. Now I just need someone to knit it for. DIL is not the "homespun" type and doesn't appreciate handknits on the Grands. Sigh....

  2. Are you in a blue phase? Love the project bags from the day before and the surprise jacket!! And the yarn knotted buttons idea is adorable. Need to remember that myself.

  3. That is adorable. The Baby Surprise seems to work in all weights of yarn and looks great in all the colors too. You can't ask for more than that from a pattern. :-)

    Congrats on the beautiful finish!

  4. Hey, nice to see that pattern reappear in your queue!

  5. Hey, nice to see that pattern reappear in your queue!

  6. It is just beautiful ! Im glad you forewarned me about the pattern complexity though. Love love love that you used a fun blue hand dyed yarn


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