The Daily Purl

folded and tied


Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
From The Opinionated Knitter
Yarn: Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk Aran color 0107
Needles: 4.5 mm
Mods: two buttonholes only at top (cast off before last garter stitch ridges in patt), tied with 1” double faced satin ribbon in Almond Blossom from M & J Trimming
Hills of garter stitch goodness turned (folded, actually) into a sweet little baby jacket tied with a satin ribbon. In my excitement to finish this project I neglected to take photos before sewing the two shoulder seams. I enjoy photos of the odd shaped piece of knitting almost as much as the completed jacket.
I’m not sure where my needles will take me next. I think tonight I’ll curl up with my well-worn copy of EZ’s Knitter’s Almanac – it never fails to inspire.

18 thoughts on “folded and tied

  1. Darling! The satin ribbon makes it divinely girly 🙂

  2. I know what you mean about Knitter’s Almanac- I’m working on my first February Baby Sweater right now and I’m in love! Your Baby Surprise Jacket is simply beautiful- I haven’t seen many in solid colors, but I think I may like it better that way.

  3. Oh. I LOVE the Baby Surprise Jacket in a solid color. Absolutely wonderful! And your ribbon is a beautiful touch, too.

  4. I love it in the solid colour, beautiful!

  5. WOW!Beautifully in this color! And the charmful ribbon… I love it!Like a fairy tale!This one is the best Surprise Jacket, I have ever seen.

  6. it’s so refreshing to see a solid colored baby surprise jacket, and this color? well, it’s just astonishing. love it. good work.

  7. This is gorgeous. So sweet and yet sophisticated for a baby sweater! It is adorable; you may have inspired me to make one.

  8. Aw so cute with the pretty color and the sweet ribbon!

  9. Such a sweet little piece. It is beautiful~

  10. Simply beautiful. I love the whimsical ribbon.

  11. OMG – totally adorable! I love the idea with the ribbon. I’ve been meaning to try this pattern for a while… might have to do it next!

  12. totally the most beautiful baby surprise jacket! your blog is always inspiring

  13. Cute and elegant! I like the ribbon closure, haven’t seen many of those.

  14. Lovely! The tie really “girlie’s” it up. 🙂

  15. That’s so pretty. I’ve seen so many baby surprise jackets but not many like this one in one colour. It’s gorgeous and I am off to dig out my EZ book.

  16. The ribbon is perfect with that sweater. Haven’t seen that done before.

  17. Your sweater is beautiful! I love the idea of using a ribbon as a closure instead of buttons.

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