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10/25/2009 1:20:13 PM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
That came out as cute as can be! Who is the lucky baby?
10/25/2009 2:06:52 PM
kellygirl
kellygirl
Posts 1406
Adorable and so symmetrical! Nice knitting!
10/25/2009 3:07:18 PM
Jamie
Jamie
Posts 3462
Hey Sandra, That`s a real winner in that yarn! I love the Brett Marble DK but haven`t knit a sweater! Yes, who`s the lucky child? Great work, with zipper and hood. Congrats!
Jamie
10/25/2009 3:27:51 PM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
Love the yarn! and the jacket is just perfect for a little girl.
10/25/2009 4:12:42 PM
Les
Les
Posts 4244
Great looking jacket, Sandra. very cozy with the hood and cuffs!
10/25/2009 4:44:27 PM
Guest
Guest
Wow! Love the hood!

T
10/25/2009 5:03:32 PM
jeanflores
jeanflores
Posts 2658
ADORABLE!!!
10/25/2009 6:12:40 PM
evelyn
evelyn
Posts 990
Love it...good work Sandra
10/25/2009 6:28:16 PM
Amy QOY
Amy QOY
Posts 3839
I love your pattern modifications. It is precious.
10/25/2009 7:22:51 PM
suzann
suzann
Posts 2711
Oh Sandra, that has to be one of the best BSJ I have ever seen. I love the addition of the hood. And the colors. Who is the lucky baby?
Suzann
10/25/2009 8:52:53 PM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4497
Thanks all!

It is for the baby girl of a former co-worker of my husband. Not someone I know well, but I`ll take any babies that come my way from now on to knit for, this was a lot of fun! Dh is suitably pleased :-). I felt I had to add the longer sleeves and the hood since we are getting into colder weather here, also making matching booties with the leftover yarn.
10/25/2009 10:30:52 PM
birdlady
birdlady
Posts 1442
Sandra,
I really love the BSJ especially with the cuffs and hoodie. Where can we get the pattern for the hood addition?

Thanks
D.
10/26/2009 5:11:35 AM
bri
bri
Posts 3164
Sandra,
Your stockpile of baby sweaters just got a whole lot cuter with that new addition. I cannot wait to see what you come up with next.

I`ve been inspired by you to get a few baby sweaters of my own done and in the knits to be given box.
Bri
10/26/2009 5:13:36 AM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4497
Thanks, Denise!

I looked at a lot of the Ravelry project pages for BSJ`s, many of them used Elizabeth Zimmerman`s instructions for a hood for her Tomten jacket. I basically did that too. You pick up stitches around the neckline just as if you were going to make a collar. Then do double increases (mark the center stitch as an axis) every other row, 6 or 7 times...this is to provide depth for the back of the head. Continue even until hood is desired height. I checked various baby patterns with hoods and this seemed to range from 13" to 16", I made mine 16". Then knit halfway through the row (this is so you will have a knit row against a purl ridge when grafting) and garter stitch graft the two halves together for the top of the hood.

I wish I could try the hood on a baby, it looks a little big, IMO!
10/26/2009 5:17:46 AM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4497
Thanks, Bri!

I had to break my yarn diet to get some of that Giunco variegated...I have another BSJ in mind :-)
10/26/2009 7:21:05 AM
Marta
Marta
Posts 2140
Sandra, your modifications and attention to detail make it totally awesome! EZ would be pleased!

Marta
10/26/2009 1:52:30 PM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4497
Thank you, Marta!
10/26/2009 9:09:28 PM
benne
benne
Posts 19258
I love BSJs and yours is so pretty! A lucky little girl is going to love her new jacket. :)

Benne
10/27/2009 7:13:31 AM
ScullyKnits
ScullyKnits
Posts 2451
Very lucky baby to get such a wonderful jacket. The hood is a wonderful addititon.
10/27/2009 3:37:07 PM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4497
Thanks, Benne & ScullyKnits! I think knitting for babies could be addicting :-)
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