After knitting several Baby Surprise Jackets (also known as BSJ), the famous pattern by legendary knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann, I decided to knit an adult version for myself, the Adult Surprise Jacket (ASJ).
Here’s my latest BSJ, obviously for a baby girl:
I found a great deal on a box of 20 skeins of different colours of the same yarn, which I decided to use for my ASJ:
And, here’s my progress so far, bright!!!
Ederra is a set composed of a shawlette and matching mittens featuring a lot of texture. It works best with two colours that have a strong contrast.
Easy for the shawlette, intermediate for the mittens
Colour A: 260m/285yards
Colour B: 146m/160yards
Colour A: 200m/220yards
Colour B: 91m/100yards
of sock yarn
Shown in Wollmeise, colourway Spice Market (A) and Sandnes Garn Lanett, colourway Cream (B)
Shawlette: 4.0mm/US6 circular needle
Mittens: 3.0mm/US 2½ circular needle/DPNs
or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: 1 darning needle, 2 stitch markers
YO, K2tog, Kfb, P2tog, Knitting in the rd, P2tog, picking up sts, M1
Shawlette: 20 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in garter stitch
Mittens: 28 sts x 56 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in garter stitch
Shawlette: One size fits all
136cm wide x 56cm tall (blocked)
53.5″ wide x 22″ tall
Mittens: Women: one size fits all
Each pattern can also be bought individually:
The Ederra Shawlette is also part of The Shawl Collection.
I decided to make them really close fitting mittens as I really like how it looks and feels on the hand. Here are some pictures of the completed mitten