Baby Surprise Jacket • Saturday, 3/23 FULL

$36.00

Saturday, March 23rd
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Knit an icon!  This garter stitch sweater is incredibly fun and impressive both while knitting and when finished. 27,000+ projects on Ravelry! The Jacket is knitted back and forth in Garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the shoulder seams.

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Saturday, March 23rd from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Knit an icon!  This garter stitch sweater is incredibly fun and impressive both while knitting and when finished. Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Baby Surprise Jacket has truly proven to be timeless, growing in popularity since its conception in 1968. 27,000+ projects on Ravelry! The Jacket is knitted back and forth in Garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the shoulder seams. There are instructions for custom sizing the Surprise Jacket for anyone: baby, child, or adult (we’ll be doing the baby size in class, but you will want to make more!). Includes notes on color placement, options for hood, collar, Afterthought Pocket, One-Row buttonhole and more.

Time:  One 2-hour class

Level 3 Alpine: starting to climb, confident in knitting and purling or crochet chains and finished a few projects

Skills you need (these are essential for everyone to have the best class experience):

  • Long tail cast on
  • Confident knitting
  • Reading a pattern
  • Binding off

Skills you will learn:

  • Make 1 with backward loop
  • Slipped stitch edging
  • Simple button holes
  • Single and double decreases
  • How to mark stitches for increases and decreases

Materials:

  • 400-500 yards of fingering yarn
  • US 3 or 4 24″ circular needles
  • Buttons (optional)
  • Removable markers
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Row counter.
  • Purchase pattern Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman (you can come to the shop to purchase the pattern and have your pattern included in the class supply discount. We will print it for you too. We’ll have some professional printed ones too)

Barbara Beliveau learned to knit at age 5 and has been happily exploring fiber arts ever since. She is currently addicted to lace knitting and spinning fiber for SAORI style weaving but always has time for intriguing projects.