Adult Surprise Jacket
I am overwhelmed by all the kind comments on my jacket, it's very much appreciated. In answer to the questions, I used the pattern from the book "The Opinionated Knitter" in that book EZ says that the jacket she knitted weighs 1lb 8oz and measures 44" round and 26" long mine weighs 1lb 9oz is 46" round and 26" long, I spun the yarn to approximately worsted weight and knitted with a gauge of 4st to 1" using addi circs 4.5mm 7US. The major problem I had was in following the pattern, I took off 3" of stitches either side for the neck, as instructions say, but given the width I needed this ended up making the neck too wide, but I did not realise this until I had finished the main part of the knitting, I picked up the stitches held for the neck and knitted another 2" each side, and then joined the edge to the front neck. I also think I should have cast on a little more loosely, I knit fairly tightly and there is a slight ridge where I picked up the sleeves stitches because the cast on edge was tight.