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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
  • Progress updates: 3 updates