My First BSJ

Here it is! Finally! I knit this back in October (at least) and I just sewed up the shoulder seams on Sunday and put the buttons on tonight. This will be one of only two knitted Christmas gifts I was able to manage this year (the other is a pair of gloves for my boss). The BSJ will be for Michael's neice. His sister and her husband are planning on having more children, so I'm looking forward to the opportunity to make another, and another, and maybe another.

Elizabeth Zimmermann is freaking brilliant! It seemed like everyone here had made a BSJ, and I was intrigued. I was also looking to just READ more of EZ's works so I bought a few more of her books to add to my collection including one with this pattern. It was fascinating to watch how this develops on the needles and how it magically turns into the jacket.

The yarn I used all leftovers from previous projects. The bulk of the BSJ is Alpaca With A Twist and the stripes are various leftovers that I don't quite remember the brand of. No matter though. They all seem to work together quite nicely!

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VTandPTguy's picture

Gorgeous! The buttons are *perfect* for the colors in the yarn. And, with the alpaca, it sure will be toasty for the little one. My partner's cousin and his husband are adopting a baby in March -- and your BSJ inspires me to knit one for them!

This is beautiful Aaron, and the buttons are inspired.

albert's picture

Fantastic job! Leftovers?! I have always loved the combination of pink and gray; I get an art deco thing from it.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice knitting, Aaron. The color combination is great. BSJs are so much fun to knit, I may have to do an adult one. (Not enough babies being born in my family.) -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

Beautiful BSJ with good colours. EZ is a gem.

teejtc's picture

It turned out beautiful! I'm sure it will be well-loved.

Grace and Peace,

rc_in_sd's picture

Great job! It's hard to know exactly where to place the stripes on your first BSJ and yours look perfect!

Aaronknits's picture

That's exactly what I thought. How will I know where to put stripes? I guess the proper answer is: Anywhere you damned well please!