|nearly complete Baby Surprise Jacket|
Last week, those two skeins became a Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ). Hopefully, this week, I can seam the shoulders and then add a collar (directions below) with the remaining yarn.
Encore Colorspun (Drifting - color #7009) off-white and some turquoise plied together
Encore (color # 0469) turquoise/teal
Baby Surprise Jacket pattern from Schoolhouse Press (I recommend the A-B-C-SJ, Adult, Baby, Child Surprise Jacket Pattern because it includes the a row by row pattern for the baby sweater). Using this pattern makes knitting the BSJ easy and enjoyable.
The original pattern (the directions are NOT row by row) is a bit confusing, in my opinion.
size 8 US
Collar details: after seaming the shoulders, pick up 18 stitches along each front neck edge and 20 stitches along the back of the neck. To prevent the collar from overlapping the buttons in the front, begin and/or stop picking up stitches at least four stitches from the front cast off edges. Knit 22 rows (11 ridges) and cast off in purl on the right side.