FO - Baby Surprise Jacket and bonnet

I finished this little jacket and bonnet for my housekeepers soon to be born baby. No idea what sex it is so I tried to keep it unisex. :wink:

I used the new A-B-C-SJ pattern from Schoolhouse Press for the jacket. This pattern is great with line by line instructions and info for other sizes, hood, sleeve extensions etc.
http://www.schoolhousepress.com/patterns.htm

The hat is Anime Top Down Bonnet. I didn’t do ears or embroidery on this one.
http://www.helloyarn.com/topdownbonnet.htm

I’ve made several BSJs so I felt comfortable now adjusting the pattern with help from the BSJ group on Rav. I did the increases/decreases on both sides instead of a double decrease or increase. I like this much better and it creates sharper corners. I also didn’t do the length increase so it’s more of a cropped jacket. Also did sleeve extensions and cuffs.

The only thing I changed on the hat was the decrease at the back for shaping. I didn’t like the one they had.

Very Very CUTE!!!

Jan, your sweater and hat are just beautiful! How lucky the recipient and Mom are. Thanks for the links also, I may just try that pattern soon.:knitting:

So adorable!!!

So cute, Jan! I’ve been sewing for my newest DGD, lot’s of cute, warm stuff. Can’t wait to get back to knitting.

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=yellowgreen]Totally darling! I love the colours you used.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=yellowgreen]I’ve never “met” a pattern I couln’t make at least one improvement,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=yellowgreen]but they’re wonderful for inspiration.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

Oh Jan the baby set is just beautiful. The colors are just perfect, wish I had a baby to knit for.
Again the set is just beautiful.

Absolutely adorable!! I love how they turned out! Great job on the revisions.

Jan…the sweater and hat are just adorable!!:yay: :yay: I have made 2 BSJs now and I have to say they are addictive. Your pattern changes are interesting. Would you mind explaining how you did the increases/decreases? I think I would like to try your method, but I don’t understand how you made the change.

Thanks for sharing the pics!!!

Thanks everyone! I love making these little sweaters! I don’t have babies to knit for either Wanda, but I do them for gifts and I think one went to charity. :wink:

I’m not sure I can explain it any better than this thread on Ravelry. It took me a couple trys to get it right. It’s easy once you figure it all out. I’ll help if I can though for sure. :thumbsup:

Very nice. I like the way you used the colors. The extra long cuffs look good and I love the buttons. Beautiful work!

Oh - this little set is so adorable. I love the buttons.

SIMPLY DIVINE, Jan! Great knitting, and I really love the color placements! Very nice! I think this baby jacket is my all time favorite, although I’ve yet to knit one!

Darn, when is someone gonna have another baby!?? :tap:

Oh, that is so sweet! Beautiful knitting, Jan!:muah:

Thank you for the link for the bonnet. I really like the way it is shaped in the back and the ears are an extra bonus.

Your set turned out really cute too. Your housekeeper will be thrilled.

I really liked the ears, too. I’ve been debating about adding them, but I’m not sure it’ll work in this color. :wink:

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What yarn did you use, Jan?

I really like the colors you chose. Also, that’s a really cute little hat, I’ve never seen that one before.

Thanks! It’s Plymouth Encore Colorspun in color 7711 I believe.
http://www.plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cYarn.yarnDetail&yarnid=000033&searchcollection=000005

Lucky baby!!!

Beautiful yarn, beautiful knitting!

:heart: :heart: :heart:

JudyD