The Baby Surprise Jacket was designed by Elizabeth Zimmerman in 1968 and remains a popular baby garment to this day. So popular in fact, it is the most popular baby pattern on Ravelry. It can be made in a variety of yarns – it is an excellent pattern for making use of yarn leftovers or self-striping yarns with long color repeats, but looks equally nice knit in a single color with a contrasting button band.
You knit something that looks like this:
and it turns into a sweater for a baby that looks like this:
The jacket is knit in a single piece with just two seams that run across the shoulders and down the length of the sleeves. It includes extra ease across the back of the garment to fit well over a diaper. Commonly referred to as the “BSJ”, the baby surprise jacket is a very entertaining piece of knitted engineering.
Ada Lai is teaching a repeat of this class at the store. Her first class was an unqualified success and we are presenting her class again at the store. The class is on April 25th, May 9th, 23rd 3:00 – 5:00 pm. It gives you plenty of time to do your homework in between. for more details, check our class schedule.
I leave you with one more sample of the Baby Surprise Jacket in different yarns. Of course, you could check out Ravelry for more!
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