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Baby What-s-it’s Baby Surprise Jacket!

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Look what I finished! 


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Started the Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket a month ago as a shower gift for my sis, Ali and her hubby Josh. Baby boy is due the first week of July.   I have a sizeable stash of girly-colored yarn and lacey baby patterns. Doh! Of all the summer/fall babies on the way that I know of, all are boys!  Doh!




Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman available at Schoolhouse Press

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash – Blue, Green, Red

Needle: 7 Addi Turbo

Gauge: 4.25 SPI

Size: 21.5″ Chest

Start Date:  5/1/09

Stop Date: 6/7/09  (Yah…that was the day of the shower.  Had to sew the buttons on that AM.  Nothing like last-minute gifts!)


 The jacket construction is ingenious. It looks like a flat amoeba to start with:


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It folds up and there are only shoulder seams to sew!  I did a crochet seam. Thought about three-needle bind off on the outside but couldn’t pick a color for that. Will likely do that on the next one.


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Back view:


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Front View:


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Did an I-Cord bind off which I LOVE the look of. 

Can’t wait to see the little bugger in it!

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