Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Secret Sewing and a BSJ

I've been using up some fabric from my stash.....
See I've used one of my vintage buttons....in fact I've used two!
and I've also made something funky for someone special....I'll show you more when the items have been delivered!


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A Baby Surprise Jacket
I made this ages ago but have only just posted it on the Zimmermaniacs blog!
I used Jaeger Baby Merino 4ply for this jacket and a 3mm circular needle. I had one ball of each colour and just wanted to make another of these special jackets. It's very bold for a newborn size and I almost ran out of the pink before I knew it! It's knitted up into a lovely bouncy fabric, just need a baby girl to go in it now! I think this looks a bit slimmer than other BSJ's that I've seen but I like it... I used a crochet cast on for the sleeves of this jacket because I feel that the sleeves always look a bit too short. Not knowing how this yarn would knit up and how much extra length in the sleeves to knit, that would look right to me, I thought the crochet cast on would be a better option than knitting the extra length on the sleeves first and then incorporating them into the whole jacket.It worked out really well, I just picked up the stitches, did a decrease row and then knitted a cuff, this gave me the balance that my eye wanted. I got the inspiration for the picot edging from 'A very Lilly BSJ ' I joined the seams using a 2 stitch icord cast off :^)

10 comments:

Julie said...

That sweater is just adorable!

CG said...

What gorgeous, delicious prints...you are such a creative person!! That baby jacket is fabulous!!

Rosie said...

that secret sewing looks *very* intriguing and beautiful. the Surprise jacket is amazing: I'd never thought of putting a picot edging on, and as for a 2-stitch i-cord castoff...how inspired is that?

Ann said...

I love the BSJ! Best looking one I have ever seen, truly. I have never made one because I personally find garter stitch to look clunky, but this is so sweet. Can't wait to see what the sewing really is...show us soon!

Sara said...

Wow, the BSJ looks really great. Ive seen a lot of them around in blogland and really really want to make one now. Can't wait to see the finished pictures of your sewing, looks very intriging!!

Whaledancer said...

Stunning. Love the pink and yellow and how it all came together especially the frilly looking edging. Takes the clunky plain look of a BSJ (still love it but its not very girly) and makes it a very feminine version. Love it!

Faerynuff said...

*prods tummy and says 'please be a girl!'*

Beautiful fabric, I love it all, such wonderful happy colours xxx

Marianne said...

Love love love the fabrics! and the SBJ? Divine! EZ would be so very proud of you! That just may be the cutest little SBJ I've ever laid eyes on!

gardeningknitter said...

What a beautiful sweater, I love it and the colors are wonderful together.

I received your thank-you note for Knitter's Treat and appreciate you taking the time to write to me.

June

Nora said...

Beautiful work - the colours are divine.

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