Sunday, October 25, 2009


I finished the Baby Surprise Jacket from the book "Knitting Workshop". It's a really interesting pattern and I will make another some day but I needed the DVD for help interpreting Elizabeth Zimmermann's brief original instructions. The DVD is great and Meg Swansen (EZ's daughter) explains everything very clearly. I still need to find the right buttons for it. I'm not sure who will be the recipient but I'm thinking that it might fit now-toddler Dawson.

I used my handspun superwash merino and love how bouncy the resulting fabric feels. I was starting to panic about running out of yarn near the end of the project and here's how much was left. Whew!
I might just attempt another one in a larger size using the pattern ABCSJ which has directions for sizing the BSJ for older children and adults.


Jody said...

Great little sweater Susan and it's even better made with your handspun!

Marguerite said...

Love it. You designed the way the stripes fall just right to show off the beautiful yarn.

Someday I have to knit one of those.

Monika said...

Lovely! I didn't even try to knit if from just E.Z.'s notes. I joined the BSJ Yahoo group and they had written instructions, row by row for it, so it was quite easy. :o)