Wednesday, September 8, 2010
My Latestet Knitting Obsession
Baby Surprise Jackets. After a couple quick folds the odd shapes above turn into the most adorable baby sweaters. I've mentioned before my love of anything by Elizabeth Zimmerman. This pattern is so easy and I can finish one sweater on the trip to Bowmanville -always a bonus. What is really cool is that you change sweater size by changing the gauge of wool used. These sweaters are newborn size and made 6 stitches to the inch. The year old size is made with 5 stitches to the inch. In fact, apparently, you should be able to make an adult size sweater with 2.5 stitches to the inch. I may try to make one for my Mom, she loves big, heavy sweaters.
If you knit for new babies and want an easy, quick sweater give the Baby Surprise Jacket a try. It's good even if you don't know if the baby is a boy or girl yet. The button holes get made on both sides, so you just sew the buttons onto the correct size while closing up the extra holes. This also ensures the right placement of the buttons.