A-B-C-SJ. ADULT-BABY-CHILD SURPRISE JACKET. A new updated version of the original pattern written by EZ's granddaughter offers 3 sizes of the pattern to fit everyone in the family and insctructions to knit the Baby Surprise Jacket at different gauges with a chart to enable you to knit different sizes at different gauges. Of note, it contains the adult version of the Surprise Jacket with the formulas enabling it to be knitted to any size in any weight yarn. There are helpful comments on some other patterns. Elizabeth always knitted in wool and was in the habit of using severe decreases and then blocking the garment to shape with a touch of a steam birast.xyzs:
Pattern rows – Increase Rows Ch 1, sc upto the the stitch which was your last decrease stitch (if your last row was an evenly-worked row, this will be the stitch worked into the previous row’s sc3tog), 3sc in next st, work even up to next decrease, 3sc in next st, sc to end, turn. Row . Adult Surprise Jacket Calculator Several people have asked me to share my ASJ calculator to help do the math for Elizabeth Zimmermann's Adult Surprise Jacket pattern. I emailed it to a bunch of people, but now I think it's easier just to post it.
The jacket is knitted back and forth in garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the shoulder seams. This updated pattern includes Elizabeth's original Baby Surprise Jacket instructions, original Adult Surprise instructions, and instructions for the new Child's Surprise jacket (see below). The Complete Surprise uses this approach, with a twist: New knitters start with a Surprise Scarf, knit with a unique shape and incorporating all the basic knitting techniques needed to make Elizabeth Zimmermanns iconic Baby Surprise Jacket. Move from the Scarf to the Baby Surprise Jacket and knit one of the most popular knitting designs.