Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket has truly proven to be timeless, growing in popularity since its conception in 1968. The Jacket is knitted back and forth in Garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the shoulder seams. Schoolhouse Press now offers the Baby Surprise Jacket pattern, The Complete Surprise book, which includes the Baby Surprise Jacket pattern and new surprise designs, and a revolutionary new product, the EZ Knitting Calculator for Surprise Jackets, which allows you to generate row-by-row instructions for any size surprise jacket. Choose one or more below.
The updated pattern includes Elizabeth's original Baby Surprise Jacket instructions, and now - thanks to Elizabeth's grandson Cully - there are new instructions for custom sizing the Surprise Jacket for anyone: baby, child, or adult. Knit from row-by-row instructions for Elizabeth's original BSJ numbers, or follow step by step instructions to size your own with the dimensions, yarn, and gauge of your choice. Includes notes on color placement, options for hood, collar and more - plus instructions for EZ's Afterthought Pocket, One-Row buttonhole and more. The print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector.