Monday, April 23, 2007

Baby Surprise!

Well, it would be a big surprise if it were for a baby!
It's for my little Miss and she's a small 4 year old but it's made using the Elizabeth Zimmermann Baby Surprise Jacket pattern and it is a blast to knit.
Yarn was donated by a dear friend from her stash and is of unknown age but weighed in ounces so maybe that dates it for some. Jaeger Chenille-Spun which is a viscose and cotton mix in shade geranium (DD2's favourite colour is red) I used my KP Options size 4.5mm (ish) and just went for it. I have no idea of the yardage on each ball but there were 5 or 6 balls (some frogged) and I had a few feet left at the end, I have no idea of the gauge but it fits perfectly and the buttons were from a button tin I bought for 50p at a jumble sale over 15 years ago! Free jacket! First EZ pattern and I love it.
DD wont have her photo taken *pouts* so I need to pretend it's not important and I'm not bothered for a few days and then she'll oblige :o)
The pattern is knit in one piece and folded origami style to make the jacket with only a shoulder seam to sew up at the end. I can see me making lots more of these in the future. The directions were easy to follow but I had no idea what I was doing at the time and just did what it said. VBG.


Viknits said...

Hey! You said comments welcome so I'm commenting! :p
Your wee red jacket looks beautiful :) as do those yummy skeins below!
Vix x

Christina said...

What a lovely red jacket, I hope your DD wears it loads ;) And I am very envious of your lace stash, mine is pitiful in comparison!! Mind you, you do knit some stunning lace projects!!