Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pink and White Surprise

I am finally finished (minus buttons) with the ever-entertaining Baby Surprise Jacket. This is my second BSJ. I learned a few things with this one. 1) Gauge is VERY important to the size of the finished garmet - surprise! surprise! My gauge was about 7 stitches per inch which yields about a 12month size (my estimate). I will use this for a baby gift. It's a good thing babies grow. 2) I decided to use some striping in this because I realized that I would not have enough yarn to complete the project in the original cream colorway. So, I ordered some pink and placed some stripes - pretty randomly. Alas, I am quite pleased with the result. I joined the KAL at Ravelry and picked up a few good ideas there. 3) Changing colors toward the end of the pattern (where 10 stitches are picked up on each side and "stitches on hold" are brought back into the lineup - about row 101 - will place the new color along the bottom of the sweater and along the button bands.
Here is a picture of the infamous BSJ on the needles. Who could imagine this will be a sweater?
A little further along with the magical "folding" done. Voila!! A sweater!!
The lighting in this final picture is not great. I will try to replace it with a better picture. The colors in the previous pictures is more accurate. Nevertheless, here is the completed BSJ. I had purchased 3 small pearl buttons. They are too small , once again - due to the gauge. I will find some larger ones.
To recap: Debbie Bliss cotton cashmere - size 5 needles.

1 comment:

geeky Heather said...

That is too cute!! I LOVE the stripes!