I needed a gift for a baby boy and what better than Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket. I love the brilliance of this pattern. Garter stitches and strategically placed increases result in something that looks like a misshapen dish rag until you do some knitterly origami- just a simple fold, really- and TAH DAAA! A sweater. One seam across the top of each shoulder and sleeve. Self striping sock yarn (I used Berroco Sox) did all the color work and I could concentrate on knitting and counting stitches.
The normally camera shy Olive decided to check out the area during the photo shoot this morning.
Charlie's Sock Yarn hat. I made the newborn size. And even after making the three little pompoms, I still had yarn left over.
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