Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Surplice Baby Jacket

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.)
Needles: US6/4.0mm
Mods: I lengthened the sleeves by 2 inches using a K1, P1 Ribbing (14 rows).

22 comments:

Micki said...

So sweet!

Julie said...

Adorable! I think most of her patterns are more a method than a pattern really or so I've heard.

Lynn said...

So cute! I really love the color. I can't wait to get onto Ravelry! Any day now!

*karen said...

Looks scrumptous. Your baby will be the best dressed for sure.

flanthrower said...

How adorable!!

rohanknitter said...

Very cute!! I wish I'd known how to knit when I was pregnant. So many cute baby things!! Just think how cute it'll be with a baby in it!

caitlyn said...

So adorable!

schrodinger said...

so, so cute - congrats on your first baby knit!!

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

That's absolutely adorable! You did such an amazing job... It looks store bought!

one wining wench said...

so sweet! Very professional knitting skills. Very impressed!

WeeBit Wonky said...

What a fantastic job! I love the color. I will just have to hunt down this pattern and try it. Happy Pregnancy!
~ Robyn

Vyvyan said...

Awwwwww! Wish I knew someone to make that up for. It turned out so cuh-yoot!

beki said...

Oh my, that is adorable!

Octopus Knits said...

Very cute!

Fliss said...

Oh, I really hope your baby is well-behaved, and doesn't chew/be sick on/wee on your gorgoues creations!!!

Marisa said...

Oh my goodness this is pretty. I seriously always say that I want to take a knitting class...maybe this winter. You're inspiring me here, big time.

amandajean said...

wow! nice job on the sweater. I think it was very smart of you to add extra to the sleeves so they can be cuffed and then uncuffed as the baby grows.

good luck with the rest of your knit list!

diana said...

So lovely and I love the color.

CynCyn said...

the directions were def. vague. not sure if that's EZ's style or not. It's so cute!

joyce said...

simply lovely!

Rebekah said...

so adorable! your baby is going to be very well dressed!

Sweaters intimidate me, but baby sweaters...I think I could try one : )

Judy said...

What a cute sweater! The color is exciting and fresh.