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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Toddler Surprise Jacket

My first BSJ. 15 sts over 4 inches. About a size 2T. Ingenius knitted origami.

The wool came from my grandmother. She knitted all her scraps into hats for my brother and I. When the hats were outgrown they were stored until the next generation needed them. My children wore these hats until I started knitting last winter.

We came to the conclusion that the hats would never be properly loved/needed again so I ravelled them and knitted the wool into this. This will go to my small cousin Adalina, great granddaughter of this wool's first knitter.

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15 Comments:

  • Lovely colors. I'm really enjoying these Baby Surprise Jackets! Adalina is going to love hers! And what a nice way to carry on the knitting tradition in your family.

    By Blogger Carla, at 2:59 PM  

  • Such a cool way to keep using the yarn. :) It's a great looking sweater.

    By Blogger Davina, at 3:46 PM  

  • a great job. love this sweater and so will adalina. you are a fast knitter and it is unbelievable how much you know about knitting even though you are quite a new knitter.

    By Blogger knititch, at 4:16 PM  

  • Congrats! It is a wonderful gift. What size needle did you use to make this size?

    By Blogger www.goneknitting.typepad.com, at 5:21 PM  

  • I love the natural colors in the sweater, but I love the story behind it even more. It's truly a family heirloom.

    By Blogger Amanda, at 5:57 PM  

  • Gorgeous! I love the bold colors.

    By Blogger Carol Ann, at 6:15 PM  

  • What a wonderful way to use such memory-filled wool!

    By Blogger loribird, at 7:32 PM  

  • Thank you all!
    goneknitting- I used a sz 10 / 6mm needle to obtain this gauge.

    By Blogger Peggy, at 10:23 PM  

  • What a beautiful BSJ and such a lovely knitter's tale to go with it!

    By Blogger kathy in Juneau, at 10:26 PM  

  • wow...what a story and so precious. I love the tweedy yearns too, gorgeous!

    By Blogger picperfic, at 12:33 AM  

  • What a great story behind the sweater! I love that the "special" yarns now have a new purpose. The colors are wonderful together.

    By Blogger Leslie, at 4:54 AM  

  • That sweater is beautiful. Thanks for including your gauge and the finished size. I want to knit one of these for my daughter for winter of 2008-2009 (since she already has plenty for winter 2007-2008), and she will be 2T then.

    By Blogger karenthecomputerwife, at 10:53 AM  

  • I love the history behind this sweater. Not to mention, it's just plain lovely. Great job!

    By Blogger Kathleen, at 7:15 AM  

  • Lovely colors with such a wonderful story behind the sweater. What a lovely heirloom to have created.

    By Blogger Jen, at 11:47 AM  

  • I did the baby surprise sweater while pregnant with my baby boy, he is 18moths now and want to work on a 2T size for him.. however.. I'm a beginner and dont really know how to covert to bigger sizes... is it about bigger needles and ticker yarn? can someone help?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:46 PM  

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