It is based on the Baby surprise jacket. Once done you have to lengthen the sleeves. I also added a collar.
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The Complete Surprise is truly a complete guide to Elizabeth Zimmermann's Surprise Jacket - filled to the brim with exciting projects for absolute beginner to experienced knitter! Most people learn to knit by making a simple scarf. The Complete Surprise uses this approach, with a twist: New knitters start with a Surprise Scarf, knit with a unique shape and incorporating all the basic knitting techniques needed to make Elizabeth Zimmermann's iconic Baby Surprise Jacket.
Print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector. Available also as digital download at schoolhousepress. The jacket is knitted back and forth in Garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the shoulder seams. We include row by row instructions for the Baby Surprise Jacket.
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket has become near legendary since its conception in The jacket is knitted back and forth in garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the shoulder seams. This updated pattern includes Elizabeth's original Baby Surprise Jacket instructions, original Adult Surprise instructions, and instructions for the new Child's Surprise jacket see below.
Tributes in Memory of Elizabeth Zimmermann, Part 2 Return to Tributes Part 1 I was saddened by the announcement of our losing EZ in physical form but know that she lives in all of us who were her devotees. I did send a card and a donation to the camp scholarship so Meg would know we cared. I think we ought to find out when her birthday was and have annual Elizabeth Zimmerman knit days to celebrate her life.
When I first heard about Elizabeth Zimmermann I read some of her stuff, loved it, and thought that she was a very clever lady. Then I knit my first baby surprise jacket and realized that she was not clever, she was a genius. One of those sparklingly stunning quick brains that does things ordinary brains do not.
The Baby Surprise Jacket was designed by Elizabeth Zimmermann in 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 colour repeats, but looks equally nice knit in a single colour with a contrasting button band. The jacket is knit in a single piece with just two seams that run across each of the shoulders and down the length of the sleeves.
Created by: Heather R. After making many outfits for others I decided to make something for myself. I love this pattern as it appears complicated but is in fact very easy once you get the hang of it plus it can be knitted in any weight of yarn if you pay to use the online calculator or are mathematically clever enough to work it out using the instructions.