Elizabeth Zimmermann's A-B-C-SJ, Baby Surprise Jacket Knitting Pattern
Author: Elizabeth Zimmermann
Baby to Adult
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket has become near legendary since its conception in 1968. The jacket is knitted back and forth in garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the shoulder seams. This updated pattern includes Elizabeth's original Baby Surprise Jacket instructions, original Adult Surprise instructions, and instructions for the new Child's Surprise jacket (see below). We've also added row by row instructions for the Baby Surprise Jacket. Both the Adult and Child's Surprise are based on the construction of the baby jacket. Cully has included numbers to knit the Baby Surprise Jacket at different gauges and a chart to enable you to knit different sizes at different gauges. The pattern also includes an options section for adding hood, collar and other features such as EZ's After thought Pocket and more. Technique instruction is also included. Adult pattern requires some figuring.
Item Number: 43200500
Related items: Knitting needles: 24" circular 3-6 (depending on gauge), markers, 5-1/2" buttons, darning needle. Approximate Size: Baby to Adult Pattern gauge: 6 on sz 6 Yarn weight: Medium Yardage needed: 400-500 yds.
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