29 November 2009


How is that for acronyms?The Snohomish Knitters Guild (SKG) is having a Knitalong (KAL) using the pattern for Elizabeth Zimmernan’s (EZ) Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ).The BSJ is knit in one piece and is a marvel – it’s knitted origami. You fold and, Viola! – It’s a jacket.

Info about this project:
Pattern BSJ by EZ (link to Wiki for the BSJ)
Yarn: James C. Brett Marble Chunky 200g – every last ounce of it; MC13 colorway; purchased at Village Yarn  & Tea
Needles: KnitPicks US 9; Icord edging: US 8
My modifications: Instead of building buttonholes into the jacket, I bound the sleeves and all edges with applied I-cord, making buttonholes as I went down one side of the jacket.
My assessment: I’m definitely making another, next time, seamless.


  1. Love the yarn colors. :)

  2. Looks beautiful. Think I'll have to make one too. Seamless if poss.

  3. Hi Jane,
    Agreed, my next one is seamless. Since I had never made one, I decided to make it up as written. Adding the seamless angle would have made it too confusing to me. It's pretty straight forward when you make it up. I decided to highlight the seams with an Icord bind off. I love it, can't wait to see the little one in it. Using a bulky weight yarn, it knit up to about a 1T or 2T size.

  4. Nice colors. Babies were not meant to endure pastels. I've made a number of these and each one is a delight. Nice rendition!

    By the way . . . I hope you're feeling better.


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