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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Infant/Baby
Style Casual, Cute
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Elizabeth Zimmermann's Adult, Baby, Child's Surprise Jacket

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What materials did you use? Yarn, Schoolhouse Press Pattern, Knitting Needles, Stitch Markers, Buttons

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What are you most proud of? That I actually figured it out. It was fun when I finally had my ah ha moment and "got" how it was going to come together!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid of this pattern. If I can do it so can you. Take your time and make sure you are careful to increase and decrease at the proper place. Also, I found that blocking it was a must.

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I just made a Baby surprise out of sock yarn. It is so very small but Mason will be delivered early due to complications, I didn't make the stripes but will with the next one. Great job with yours!

03/25/2012 Flag

Oh Elane, I hope all goes well with Mason's early arrival for both Mom and Baby! I can't imagine how tiny your jacket turned out using sock yarn it must be the cutest thing ever!

03/26/2012 Flag

Just Darling! Love your colors and of course the buttons are the best!! Great Job!!!!Never attempted anything of Elizabeth Zimmerman. Always alittle bit intimidated?! Sue

03/25/2012 Flag
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Thanks Sue. I love those acorn buttons. I had them in my stash but I only had 2! There was much discussion and debate with my husband and kids about if I should use them and how. I knew they were going on the sweater just not how I was going to pull it off. :-)

03/26/2012 Flag

Thanks Sue! I had the acorn buttons in my stash but I only had 2. I knew I was going to use them but I wasn't sure how I was going to pull it off! :-) A trip to Jo Ann's solved it when I found the simple "all purpose" buttons in the perfect color. BTW you should give the pattern a try... once I got my brain cells functioning on Elizabeth Zimmerman's wave length, it was a pretty easy project! :-)

03/26/2012 Flag

OOPS! I guess my first reply posted... I thought I lost it. I can't figure out how to delete it either. Oh well. :-S

03/26/2012 Flag

I'm debating weather to make this one of my to do projects! I was inspired by your beautiful sweater and think I'll give it a whirl.

03/28/2012 Flag

Oh do give it a whirl. I think you'll be glad if you do! I'm going to make one in an adult size next.

03/28/2012 Flag