Adult Surprise Jacket
From Knitter’s 60: “The BSJ grows up. Directions for 5 sizes from S 36” to XXL 55”, knitted in garter stitch stripes in rich fall colors. All of the math has been done for you in this version of the classic pattern.”
Also needed: Seven 1” buttons.
Note: Yardage includes the total amount required. Five colors of yarn were used in the original garment.
- Color A: 600-900 yds. MC
- Color B : 400-600 yds.
- Colors C & D : 300-500 yds. each
- Color E : 200-400 yds.
The Adult Surprise Jacket is based on the Baby Surprise Jacket. Meg Swansen recommends that you knit the BSJ first in order to understand the construction. The hardest part is keeping the double increase and double decrease diagonals straight and true. There are two options for casting on - invisibly, or to use long-tail cast-on. Elizabeth’s After-Thought-Pockets may also be added if desired.
Recommended yarns are 2-ply Sheepswool, 2-ply Unspun Icelandic and Canadian Regal; substitutions can be made since measurements are based on the gauge of your swatch. The recommended yarn, needles & gauge listed were used in the Revisited Project from Knitter’s 60, Fall 2000.
This pattern appears in Spun Out #1 and may be purchased for $3 from the Schoolhouse Press website. It cannot be downloaded directly but an order for a hard copy may be placed online.
Spin Out #1 also includes instructions for hood.
There is a multiple-size Surprise Jacket packet available for $12 here.