Here it is! The first baby sweater for my baby. My list of baby knits is long and I am trying very hard to be focused with the baby knitting. I keep adding more patterns to my Ravelry queue daily. Yikes!
This is the first Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern that I have ever knit. It's definitely a very clever pattern, with virtually no seaming except for the shoulder grafting. The only complaint I have is the vague directions. Being a very detailed oriented person, I found the instructions lacking, but I kept going and hoped for the best.
It didn't take long to knit and the final result is a very cute baby sweater. I am definitely very pleased with the outcome. I can't wait for my baby to model it. I still have a lot of yarn leftover, so I will probably make matching booties or a hat.
I like how the neckline is neat and clean. I didn't need to add a I-Cord to it.
I lengthened the sleeves by 2 inches. It can be folded up as a cuff or let down as the baby grows.
Pattern: EZ's Surplice Baby Jacket from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2007
Yarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft in color Spring Green #176 (Used 1 skein, but there is a lot yarn leftover.)
Mods: I lengthened the sleeves by 2 inches using a K1, P1 Ribbing (14 rows).