Well, this is my first post.....

This is my first post. I've been around for quite a while, but always afraid to post anything. I made this for my friend's baby. I made one for my daughter, but when I bring it to her to put on she just screams at the top of her lungs!!!!


ronhuber's picture

Don, you did a wonderful job. It is my favourite knit. A nice choice of colours.

PhilNmtl's picture

This is stunning Don. I was in my LYS a few days ago and a woman brought in her rendition of this pattern. Her's was well done........but didn't inspire me to have a go at it. Yours has wonderful things happening with the colours and I feel a project comign on! Thanks so much for posting it. - Phil

cashmere knight's picture

Beautiful. So beautiful! Done in the very simple garter stitch and the angles of the body and sleeves yarn direction lines up great. Love the colours, too! The softening beige with a quiet hue of blue and in the middle of all that a dash of white to accent here and there. Great job!

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chipsir's picture

Just wonderful, why ever did you hesitate to post, you did a wonderful job and I hope we see a lot more of your work. I wouldn't worry to much about your daughter, babies do that so I am told (smile)

NonStopAndrew's picture

Yes, never be afraid to talk to us. We all start somewhere (both in blogging and knitting,) believe me my first posts were full of terrible knitted items as I learned how to do things. The sweater is very nice, and looks fun to make, but hopefully I won't have to make one anytime soon (I don't have a GF at the moment, and I really, really don't need a kid.)

Mnjack's picture

Nice job, what a lucky baby. I love the "V" pattern on the front and the buttons are perfect color for the rest. It is really beautiful.

albert's picture

Beautiful design, beautiful buttons! (what do babies know, anyway?)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. The colors and buttons go great together. I'll never have babies but am glad that I can still knit these as gifts. I'm seriously considering the adult version for myself, adding a hood. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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That is beautiful. You inspire me to make one...but I have no one to knit it for though.....

rjcb3's picture

Do one for charity.


rjcb3's picture

Very nice!

I do love Elizabeth Zimmermann patterns.

The colours go very well together, too...and I like the striping. You have a good eye.

...and welcome, welcome!


scottly's picture

I've got babies on the way (not mine, thank God) and I've looked at this pattern before and I love what you've done with it. What age/size baby is it for? Can you size it for newborns?

teejtc's picture

Yea... the size of the BSJ is based on your gauge. Just use think yarn and smaller needles.

(As a parent, though, I'd suggest if you're going for a size maybe shoot for the 6-12 month range. Parents tend to get a lot of newborn stuff at baby showers and, although our daughter stayed in newborn sizes for about 9 months, some kids are only there for a month or two!)

Just my $.02 :-)

Grace and peace,

albert's picture

You sure?- you've had a certain "glow" about you lately.