Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Finished - Baby Surprise Jacket

I finally stitched the buttons onto my BSJ this morning so now it's all ready for wrapping and delivery. As I've said before, brown's not usually my first choice of colour but I'm really pleased with this. The stripes definately lift the colour as well although next time I knit this, I might not put in quite so many or maybe make them bigger so there aren't so many ends to darn in!

I didn't actually buy any buttons until last week as I really wasn't quite sure which colour to choose. I came across these ones last week and they're perfect. They even have a little stitching detail around them which picks up the colour in the yarn. The right choice of buttons can make or break a garment so I'm glad I waited.

Right the final details:
Pattern is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman (bought from KnitnCaboodle here in the UK)
Needles: 4.5mm 80cm circular
Yarn: Sirdar Bonus DK (used about 75g of the ball) and odds and ends for the stripes
The verdict, will I knit this again? Yes, most definately. I loved the simple construction and the finished shape.

1 comment:

Kai said...

it's beautiful! i absolutely adore it.