I apologize for the lack of postage over here lately. I just wrapped the third week of classes, and it’s taken me some time to settle in to the swing of the semester. Wow, alliteration much?
In the end of August, I churned out two BSJs in as many weeks. I finally went to the store last week for buttons to match, and got around to sewing them on, weaving in ends, and washing and blocking everything this week. And now, I give to you, my first (and second) Baby Surprise Jacket.
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman, from Knitting Workshop
Yarn: Version 1: Sarah’s Yarns Fingering Merino/Cashmere 80/20 and The Plucky Knitter fingering Merino (leftover from Icarus), doubled; Version 2: Great Adirondack Soxie in Kiwi Kenny, about 1/4 skein, and 1.5 skeins Koigu, both leftover from my Chevron scarf.
Needles: US 2.5 addis
Notions: Cheapo, basic buttons from Hobby Lobby
Notes: This pattern pretty much speaks for itself. It’s clear and easy, there is no purling, and it’s completely mesmerizing to see the shape go from blob to decidedly baby-sized sweater. I threw in some stripes on each, and I’ve got plans for a third using other sock leftovers.
The second, brighter version turned out a bit bigger, due to I think the tightness of the Soxie and perhaps my relaxed hands as I was already used to the pattern. It’s a fun, easy pattern, very portable, and a great way to use up lightweight leftovers. I’ll definitely be knitting this again and again for sure.