My First BSJ!

Zoinks this thing was fast and easy to make! I used Moda Dea Dream... I know it's acrylic... but I just couldn't find anything I thought was soft enough in a washable natural fiber. Making a cute little berry hat to go along with it. Still can't believe it turned out so well... halfway through the piece starts to look really hinky. Everything is all seamed up, I just need to find some cute little buttons.

I have a feeling I'm going to be making quite a few more of these. There seems to be some sort of pregnancy pact going on in my office... LOL



Sorry for the blurry pics... subsisting on just an iPhone camera at the moment.


KilgoreTrout's picture

Congrats on the FO!

And don't feel bad about the acrylic. I think that natural fibers, as lovely as they are, are simply overrated. Its difficult to care for, and lets face it, this piece will fit a baby for a fleeting 3 months before they need a bigger size. Acrylic is the right pick, i think!

If wishes and buts were clusters and nutes we'd all have a bowl of granola.

goatboy's picture

Great Job!

I want to make an adult one.


Tom Hart's picture

Beautiful, Chester. It looks really great. And I agree with Kilgore on the fiber. In addition to being soft and easy to care for, it's also non-allergenic. I like Goaty's idea about an adult one too.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work and color choices. The adult size takes a few modifications to pull off but everyone says they are nice too. I keep thinking I want to do one but never seem to get around to it. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Bill's picture

I'd really like to do BrooklynTweed's modification...just need to consolidate his various notes...

Bill's picture's the modified Tomten jacket not the BSJ.

TheKnittingMill's picture

This is SO CUTE Chester!!! The striping is cool and that's my favorite collar modification. I know what you mean about the awkward look of it--at one point when I was knitting my first one I was like, "This CAN"T be right!" Then fo' shizzle your weird looking, oversized sanitary pad with wings turns into this great looking baby sweater. EZ rocks!

DeceptiveCookie's picture

I'm tempted to try the adult version... I know that it's possible to use size 19 needles and Cascade Magnum to use the same number of stitches as for the baby surprise jacket, to make an adult sized bolero/crop jacket too...

I just don't think I'd wear either if I made it....

Bradferd's picture

I love this yarn... I have made a blanket out of it. It was so cuddly soft and frankly, I just wanted to well... I will leave that in my little mind. Make sure you let the recipient know to wash in cold water and dry on a low setting or it shrinks/felts. I found that rather weird. I don't know why it did that other than I think some one set the dryer on hot. Sigh...

DeceptiveCookie's picture

I noticed yesterday that the instructions say hand wash! I was flabbergasted at the idea of hand washing acrylic... but when I first did the test swatch, I sent it through the washer and dryer with my jeans and it came out okay.

I dry everything on medium so I'll warn new mommy when I give it to her.