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Finished
May 27 2010
May 31 2010
Project info
Pretty in Pink
Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Knitting
Gift to employee at Michaels due in August.
Not sure what size..umm.
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
484 yards
Lion Brand Baby Soft Solid
0.25 skeins = 114.8 yards (104.9 meters), 35 grams
Pink
Michaels in North Carolina
Lion Brand Baby Soft Solid
0.25 skeins = 114.8 yards (104.9 meters), 35 grams
Pink
Michaels in North Carolina
Lion Brand Baby Soft Solid
0.25 skeins = 114.8 yards (104.9 meters), 35 grams
White
Michaels in North Carolina
Moda Dea Cherish
0.5 skeins = 140.0 yards (128.0 meters), 50 grams
Blue-green
A.C. Moore in North Carolina
Notes

I knitted this BSJ for a lady that works in my husbands store and is due in August. The shower is mid June, so I knitted every spare minute to get it done. She knows that she is having a girl, hence the pink!

I just need to take it to find the perfect buttons and then it can be wrapped. I’m not going to block it because it really doesn’t need it.

Size F crochet hook used for picot edging.
Size 7 knitting needles used for sleeve ribbing.
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My modifications:
a. I slipped the first stitch of every row and purled the last stitch, until I finished the sleeves.

b. I added an eyelet row on row 20 and then ran an i-cord through it.

c. I added length to the sleeves by picking up 28 stitches and knitting 1.5” wide 2x2 ribbing at sleeve ends before seaming.

d. I added a crochet picot edge to the sleeves, neckline and sweater front and back to add detail.

e. Only made 4 button holes.

f. I worked an applied i-cord for the bind off all around using size 6 knitting needles.

Not sure I really liked it as it was more trouble and you really can’t tell it’s an i-cord. However, it does give a nice finished edge. Next time I would double the yarn and go up a needle size to make the i-cord more pronounced.

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Finished
May 27 2010
May 31 2010
 
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  • Project created: May 27, 2010
  • Finished: May 31, 2010
  • Updated: July 28, 2010
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