Pattern: really, this one doesn’t need and introduction..the classic Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Lovesticks sock yarn 80/20 merino/nylon, colour Business Casual, about 80-90 g.
Needles: 2.5 or 3 mm… This is why I should keep a blog. If I don’t update my blog when I knit I don’t know what needles I’ve used for a project. I’ve seen worse consequences for less though.
Size: I’m guessing somewhere in the 3-9 month range, depending on the baby
Buttons from Knappehuset in Bergen.
I had no idea what was going on during this knit. Trust Elizabeth and just keep knitting. The unfinished work looked like…well it didn’t look like anything really, just a weird shape and lots of garter stitch. Just keep knitting, just keep knitting (I have Dory from Finding Nemo in my head as I type this!). I think I was on the last ten rows when the lightbulb went on and I could see the jacket take shape. Always trust Elizabeth.
I finished off and crocheted around the the edges and along the sleeve seams with a dark blue that I think gathered and framed the variegated yarn well. This pattern works great with multicoloured/handdyed/handspun etc yarns but I like the tight look that blue accent added, it made a world of difference. Together with the golden buttons it makes me think of a uniform jacket. Wishing the wearer smooth sailing and good company on the long journey he just started!