Knitting: Baby Surprise Bootees and Jacket

Baby Surprise Classes
With Greg Cotton

Baby Surprise Bootees
Wednesday, April 9, 7 - 9
$20 + The Opinionated Knitter, by Elizabeth Zimmerman

Baby Surprise Jacket
Wednesdays April 16, 30th and May 7, 7 - 9
$45 + Pattern OR The Opinionated Knitter, by Elizabeth Zimmerman


One of Elizabeth Zimmermann's most incredible patterns is the origami-like Baby Surprise Jacket.  As you knit it you will be astounded at its toplogy; you will equally be astounded at this evidence of EZ's incredible brain and will wonder how in the world she ever thought this up.  Once you finish the jacket you will quite likely never knit a baby jacket from another pattern.  Somewhat less surprising but equally adorable are the accompanying bootees, a pair of which you will easily dash off in a productive evening.  Any baby clad in both baby surprise jacket and bootees will be impressive indeed.  See a variety of ADORABLE samples on HERE .

Supplies: 3-4 ounces of sportweight yarn (using up little bits is great fun, since this thing is made for stripes) and whatever needles will yield 6 sts/inch with that yarn.  I'm usually safe with a #3, but anywhere between a #2 and a #4 would be reasonable.  I usually knit the jacket on a 24" circular needle, but will often grab a double-point of the same size to finish the jacket. The finished product will need some buttons and the usual knitter's array of miscellaneous tools (scissors, darning needle, crochet hook).  The only skill required is that of an inquiring mind.