Monday, November 27, 2006

Adult Surprise Jacket

I have finished my first adult surprise jacket, this was made in hand spun and dyed wensleydale, I belong to the Kent (UK) Guild of Spinners Dyers and Weavers, it took me most of the summer to prepare, dye and spin the fleece, and then 4 weeks to knit it! I am pleased with the colours, and it's very warm to wear.


  • The colours have worked beautifully; it looks wonderful.

    By Blogger Helen, at 2:08 AM  

  • It's beautiful!

    By Blogger Monika, at 4:59 AM  

  • Lovely! what weight yarn did you spin? and how much does it weigh? or yardage?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:51 AM  

  • It is beautiful. You have inspired me to make one. I love the color and it does look snuggly warm. Ditto the how much yarn and the weight or yarn? I tell you I am really inspired. Thanks for sharing.

    By Blogger knitnut, at 6:14 AM  

  • It's a work of art. Must be such a good feeling to know you had a hand in every step of its creation.

    By Blogger Mary Beth, at 6:17 AM  

  • That looks fabulous!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:51 AM  

  • Absolutely fabulous!

    By Blogger Kyra, at 7:20 AM  

  • Wow, that's quite the achievement! It's beautiful. Will you make one for me? LOL

    By Blogger fibersnob, at 8:07 AM  

  • Very pretty!! Lydia

    By Blogger Windansea, at 11:34 AM  

  • My goodness. What a work of art! It must be so satisfying, after putting in all that work, to have it turn out so beautifully.

    By Blogger Julie, at 12:59 PM  

  • Absolutely fantastic jacket. Could you be coaxed into modeling the jacket?

    By Anonymous Lucette, at 1:34 PM  

  • Glorious! What a beautiful project, and truly handmade.

    By Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter, at 2:09 PM  

  • Wensleydale! Like in Wallace and Gromit!!! I love it.

    By Blogger KnittingJones, at 2:10 PM  

  • Gorgeous! Repeating Laritza's question: Details about the spinning and yardage, please! Thanks!

    By Anonymous Sara in WI, at 8:11 PM  

  • Beautiful! I love how the sweater design shows of the variegation so nicely.

    By Blogger Leigh, at 5:48 AM  

  • beautiful! can we pleeease see a modelled shot?? How's the fit?

    By Blogger brooklyn tweed, at 9:06 AM  

  • Gorgeous! Great knitting and such vibrant colors!

    By Blogger the daily purl, at 8:12 PM  

  • I am thinking of making an adult Surprise for myself. Did you alter the directions in any way to make it your own size and shape? I would hate to get nearly finished and find out I had shaped it all wrong. Which set of instructions did you use - the spin-off set from Schoolhouse Press or the set published in Knitter's magazine a while back?

    I love the colors and it is really gorgeous - I hope mine turns out half as nice!

    By Blogger Karen, at 5:17 AM  

  • It beautiful! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    By Anonymous martha, at 6:25 AM  

  • Absolutley stunning!!!

    By Anonymous pippi, at 7:27 AM  

  • I searched the archives for an Adult Surprise Jacket- glad I found this! Lovely! Had you made a BSJ before this?

    By Blogger kate, at 9:32 PM  

  • Lovely!! I've been working my first ASJ and am at the point of adding the border. So far, EZs border instructions don't make any sense to me...soon as I figure out what I'm to do, I'll finish the darned thing.

    By Blogger Suzanne Kreisher, at 4:55 PM  

  • Beautiful!!!

    By Blogger Bruna Antico, at 8:46 PM  

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