A month or so ago I pulled said project out in preparation for taking a class at Country Woolens in Lebanon, NH on the Adult Surprise Jacket. I thought making a little one first might make the gigantic one easier. We shall see. I have now knit two Baby Surprise Jackets: one in the microspun yarn with size 5 needles which makes a sweater for an actual baby, and a second one using Bartlettyarn from Hilda Yates' farm sheep using size 8 needles with a gauge of about 3.5 stitches per inch and 3 (or maybe 4, I don't have the sweater and my tape measure nearby...) ridges per inch.
Here is the first, what I call colorful, Baby Surprise Jacket finished and ready to put in the mail. It was originally started for one baby, who now has had a second sibling born for a family of three children. I am thinking that if the newest baby has already outgrown the sweater that perhaps the big sister can use if for a large doll that she might have.
|Colorful Baby Surprise Jacket finished October 2012|