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cheley
11-11-2007, 09:44 AM
Hi everyone..:hug: Do I need a "book of patterns" by EZ for this sweater? Or is it posted online somewhere???? :muah: trying to swap for toddler patterns (on Buy/Sell) not getting any responses...But this pattern is what I would like to get...

suzeeq
11-11-2007, 10:40 AM
It's not posted for free, but you can buy just the pattern at schoolhousepress.com

miss_molly
11-11-2007, 10:48 AM
Yes, you do need to buy the pattern, but its not expensive. I bought it recently from Schoolhouse Press, and have knitted two Baby Surprise jackets.

I found a page of notes invaluable to use along with the EZ pattern, so when you do get the pattern, I'd advise you print off the notes and refer to them along with the pattern. I actually mainly looked at them and checked back with the pattern to make sure I was on the right track, as the pattern can be quite vague - its more like a lot of jottings, not exact instructions!

The notes are at:
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/free%20patterns/BSS%20Notes.htm

I found the pdf version (which links from that page) a neater version to print off -
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/BSSNotes.pdf

Once you make one of these jackets it becomes quite addictive, they are such fun to do.

Jan in CA
11-11-2007, 03:32 PM
It's difficult to get anyone to give up patterns, but especially ones as cool as the BSJ. ;) Do order it from Schoolhouse Press (http://www.schoolhousepress.com/spunout.htm). It's only $3 plus shipping, but it's well worth it. The pattern itself is difficult to figure out, but once you have it and the instructions Miss Molly gave you your good to go.

There is also a knitbabysurprise yahoo group you can join and as always the KH members are very helpful.

cheley
11-11-2007, 09:10 PM
Thanks guys....

cheley
11-11-2007, 09:12 PM
Yes, you do need to buy the pattern, but its not expensive. I bought it recently from Schoolhouse Press, and have knitted two Baby Surprise jackets.

I found a page of notes invaluable to use along with the EZ pattern, so when you do get the pattern, I'd advise you print off the notes and refer to them along with the pattern. I actually mainly looked at them and checked back with the pattern to make sure I was on the right track, as the pattern can be quite vague - its more like a lot of jottings, not exact instructions!

The notes are at:
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/free%20patterns/BSS%20Notes.htm

I found the pdf version (which links from that page) a neater version to print off -
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/BSSNotes.pdf

Once you make one of these jackets it becomes quite addictive, they are such fun to do. Thank you sooo much, your input is totally appreciated:hug:

wednesday
11-11-2007, 09:28 PM
I also ordered both patterns this afternoon and was glad to see the notes... Thank you for linking them :muah:

I wanted to make the BSJ first figuring that smaller will make it quicker to knit plus we are finally expecting another baby in the family. My Cousin is expecting her first in April, she is in Germany so a sweater will be perfect.

My question is regarding the yarn I realize that gauge is important and since I knit very tight I always have to go up a size or two. but what type of yarn have you used ? I would think that for the BSJ washable is important as is softness, would a soft synthetic be alright ? I just stopped the other day at Michaels and some of the new pastel baby yarns are so pretty and even come in different textures.

I look forward to giving this a try

One big question what length needle is best for the BSJ

Jan in CA
11-12-2007, 04:35 AM
I used a circular needle and worsted weight yarn. I think they'd probably fit a 3 yr old or so.

Yarnlady
11-12-2007, 09:13 AM
A newborn size usually requires sock yarn. I, too used, ww and it's a little big for my two year old grand daughter. Pics and info. (http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-jpaAmzcyc6c0Nn_BA9rcAO9b?tag=bsj)

cheley
11-12-2007, 11:15 AM
Hi everyone :hug: thanks for all the input on this pattern..I have researched all places and can't seem to find an "easy" 2 needle sweater for a toddler...Have done the "5 hour one" and a few from LB yarns. I want to use a pattern and reduce for a newborn...Or find one for a newborn..any thoughts????:muah:

Shandeh
11-12-2007, 07:31 PM
Here are a few baby sweater patterns that look nice:
Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babysweyokecard.htm)
Classic Knit Baby Cardigan (http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=e00516&categoryid=32)
Cotton Chenille Baby Cardigan (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/cotton_chenille_babycardi.html)
Lutzling Sweater (http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftlutzlingsweater.htm)
Striped Baby Cardigan (http://sasw.blogspot.com/2005/03/baby-cardigan.html)
Striped Baby Jacket (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/baby-child/bamboozle-baby-jacket.html)
Eyelet Baby Cardigan (http://lookingglassknits.blogspot.com/2007/06/eyelet-baby-cardigan-pattern.html)

Lighting57
11-12-2007, 10:15 PM
My first and only one so far was made as a trial run to get to know the pattern and figure out what yarn I wanted to make the new grand baby's sweater from. I used Bernat Baby Softee in white. It turned out well. It looks like it will fit a newborn. I think I'll use a worsted for the next one since the baby is coming in April it won't really need a sweater until next fall.
If I do anything differently, I think I will use a different method of M1. Also, the pattern has you making both front sides with buttonholes so you can use it for either boy or girl. I don't like the look of the holes on both sides. When you get to the row (around 110) that has the YO's, if you don't want the holes on both sides, do the following:The first set of YO's are for the left side (boy) and the next set is for the right side (girl). Decide which you want and only follow the pattern for that side and continue in the normal pattern for the other side.

miss_molly
11-13-2007, 10:23 AM
For my Surprise jackets I used Double Knit yarn, which I think is equivalent to the US Sport Weight yarn. The tension for one was 24 stitches per 10cm over stockinette stitch, and it's about newborn size. The tension for the other was 22 stitches per 10cm and it is about right for a 3 - 6 month baby.

I used a circular needle.

cheley
11-13-2007, 01:10 PM
That "suprise" jacket has waaaay tooo manyyy suprises for me!!!! I am trying this one:http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/70361AD.html check it out see whatcha think!!!! Could I "fudge" some sleeves in there????