Baby Surprise Jacket
Instructor: Amy Wentley
Join Amy in knitting a "Baby Surprise Jacket," which was designed by Elizabeth Zimmermann in 1968 and remains a popular baby garment to this day. It is an excellent pattern for making use of oddments of yarn or self striping yarns with long color repeats, but looks equally nice knit in a single color with a contrasting button band. The jacket is knit in a single piece with just two seams that run across the shoulders and down the length of the sleeves. It includes extra ease across the back of the garment to fit well over a nappy (diaper). Commonly referred to as the “BSJ”, the baby surprise jacket is a very entertaining piece of knitted engineering.
Experience level: This class is for an adventurous beginner; students should be comfortable casting on, knitting, purling, and working basic increases and decreases.
- Elizabeth Zimmermann's "A-B-C-SJ: Adult, Baby, and Child's Surprise Jacket" pattern, available for purchase at the shop.
- 400-500 yards of yarn in one or several colors. Make a newborn size with fingering or sport weight yarn at a gauge of 6 stitches per inch in garter stitch, or a 1 year old size with DK or worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 5 stitches per inch in garter stitch. (Some yarns need to be wound into a ball before use; please come to first class with yarn already wound).
- Straight or circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge.
- Tapestry needle.
- Refunds and store credits for pre-paid class registrations can be made only if we are notified at least two weeks in advance of the beginning of class.
- Missed classes will not be made up unless the instructor was unable to teach or the shop was closed for inclement weather.
- Refunds and store credits for missed classes cannot be made.