Baby Surprise Jacket #4
October 18, 2012
October 27, 2012

Baby Surprise Jacket #4

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Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
6 months (ish)
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Prints
3.38 skeins = 777.4 yards (710.9 meters), 169 grams
S5471 (2 skeins), S4942 (.72 skein), S5472 (.66 skein)
JoAnn's Fabric & Crafts

I made this jacket with 2 strands of sock yarn held together. Using a US size 6 needle this gave me a gauge of 5.5 stitches per inch. Since I had 2 strands of yarn throughout, I worked all increases by simply knitting both strands separately at the appropriate places rather than using a kf&b or m1 increase.

The ruffle was made by doubling the stitches (knitting both strands) in rows 95 and 96 along the entire length of the rows except for the stitches that form the side where the buttons are placed. I picked up stitches around the neck and on the sleeve cuffs to add ruffles there as well. This adorable creation was my inspiration for the ruffle. The leaf buttons are from JoAnn’s (adorable, but rather difficult to maneuver through the buttonholes).

These baby socks were made with the same yarn. I like this yarn, but it is not very tightly spun, so it splits a lot. It also has a tendency to get fuzzy and cling to itself, which can lead to lots of tangles and yarn vomit. I definitely recommend winding this yarn into a ball rather than attempting to knit from the center-pull skein.

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50% Merino, 25% Nylon, 25% Rayon from Bamboo
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  • Project created: October 29, 2012
  • Finished: October 29, 2012
  • Updated: October 9, 2013