View Full Version : FO- Baby Surplice Jacket and a hat

Jan in CA
12-18-2008, 04:49 PM
I made these for a friend's baby girl and finally took photos. The sweater is Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surplice Sweater. It was in a Vogue Mag last January I believe, but you can also get it at Schoolhouse Press (#43) (http://www.schoolhousepress.com/spunout.htm). The hat is the Toddler Republic Hat (http://niksknits.blogspot.com/2007/12/toddler-republic-pattern.html). Both were made with Elann Superwash Worsted in cranberry and white. They are easy and so much fun! I didn't sew the buttons on because I wanted it to be easy to adjust w/o resewing buttons or my having to sew a dozen on. :zombie: So I put a crochet chain between two buttons so they can fit through any buttonholes side by side. There are two sets one for each side for a total of 4 buttons. Aren't they cute!?




12-18-2008, 04:53 PM
:inlove: wow...I love that color combo, so pretty/classy/elegant. Great job :thumbsup:

12-18-2008, 06:32 PM
Very cute!!

12-18-2008, 07:48 PM
Oh my...they sure are cute!!!!


12-18-2008, 07:49 PM
Ooo, very nice! :)

12-18-2008, 10:33 PM
Those are really cute.

Does the pattern work similarly to the BSJ? I see a miter by the shoulder...

sue in canada
12-18-2008, 10:37 PM
Very cute. I love the buttons.

12-18-2008, 10:47 PM
Adorable! They're even in my alma mater's colors (Wisconsin Badgers) - Go Big Red! :cheering:

Jan in CA
12-19-2008, 12:29 AM
Thanks everyone! They were fun!

Those are really cute.

Does the pattern work similarly to the BSJ? I see a miter by the shoulder...

Yes, it is very similar! You start at the bottom though and decrease for the neck/front then increase for the sleeves. I added length and cuffs on them.

12-19-2008, 04:07 AM
The jacket is absolutely adorable! And the hat is too cute:inlove: I absolutely LOVE it!

12-19-2008, 07:43 AM
That turned out great. I love those buttons!

12-19-2008, 08:22 AM
Oh my gosh, they are beautiful! And those precious little buttons! Lovely work!

12-19-2008, 10:47 AM
They are so cute! The buttons are sweet!!

12-19-2008, 11:50 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

12-19-2008, 01:14 PM
Fabulous! And what a great idea for the buttons!

Jan in CA
12-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Fabulous! And what a great idea for the buttons!

To give credit where credit is due.. it was not my idea. I saw one done this way on Ravelry and thought it was brilliant!


12-20-2008, 02:58 AM
Beautiful knitting and what an adorable set. I love the color, and the buttons are perfect with it.

12-20-2008, 06:46 AM
Jan your set is adorable:yay:Love the colors you picked.

12-20-2008, 07:06 AM
Jan, they are absolutely gorgeous. She is going to be stylin'!

12-20-2008, 09:40 AM
Gorgeous!! Love the red and white and those buttons are fabulous!!

12-20-2008, 03:01 PM
I'm a button-hound! I love the buttons!!!

And of course, as per usual...your knitting is impeccable!
Darling outfit, Jan!!!

12-21-2008, 02:27 AM
Jan, what a beautiful outfit. Very nice work. I love your buttons, they are so special. Wonderful gift.

12-21-2008, 05:42 AM
Little sweaters don't come much cuter! Great idea, not sewing the buttons on, adjustable is always a good thing in baby wear.

12-21-2008, 08:10 AM
They are lovely Jan :) The buton is so pretty too!

12-22-2008, 12:28 AM
oh my gosh! they came out beautifully! so cozy looking!

Sewing Angel
12-22-2008, 01:28 AM
Those are so cute! The buttons just go perfectly! What a nice gift.