Circular Stranded Surprise Jacket (Baby-Child) by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Cully Swansen

Circular Stranded Surprise Jacket (Baby-Child)

February 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6.25 stitches = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
375 - 430 yards (343 - 393 m)
14" to 22" chest
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From Schoolhouse Press:

For those knitters ready to take Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Surprise Jacket to the next level, Cully Swansen has adapted his grandmother’s iconic design into a circular stranded version that can be knit in the round in patterned Stocking stitch. Retaining the shape, construction and mystery of the original Garter stitch version, the CSSJ is sized for babies, adults, or children, and features 3 patterned charts as well as templates for you to create an original! Fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Multiple sizes. The Circular Stranded Surprise Jacket is part of an exciting new ebook project.

Print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector.

Pattern includes all sizes, broken down by intended age. The adult version adds length and yardage.

2 balls mc, 1 ball cc in Shetland Jumper Weight wool or
1 skein each color Ultra Alpaca from
2 - 24” circular needles to get gauge (approx US#3-5)
1 - 24” one size smaller circular needle for border
5 baby buttons

4.25 sts/in for 21-22” body circumference
5 sts/in for 18-19” body circumference
5.5 sts/in for 15-16” body circumference
6.25 sts/in for 14-15” body circumference

Errata included with purchased pattern 2013:
P.2 Notes for CSBSJ without cuff and diaper increasing. Replace: “You will cast on 177 sts; 172 + 5 steek sts. Round 41 (and subsequent rounds) will have only 83 sts (+5 steek sts).” with the following: “You will cast on 186 sts; 181 + 5 steek sts. Round 41 (and subsequent rounds) will have only 81sts (+5 steek sts).”