Often called just the BSJ, this jacket was first published in 1968 and has since been updated to include Adult, Baby and Child size jacket. Also on the updated pattern are insctructions to knit the Baby Surprise Jacket at different gauges and a chart to enable you to knit different sizes at different gauges. The pattern also includes an options section for adding hood, collar and other features such as EZ's Afterthought Pocket and more. Technique instruction is also included.
HCW's sample uses 2 skeins of Koigu KPPPM
Suggested Skill Level
Adventurous Beginner / Intermediate
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Sometimes life just needs a positive bias - try on some rose-tinted glasses and whip up this versatile cowl to give yourself a lift!
length 62” (157.5 cm)
width 10.5” (27 cm)
Rowan Fine Tweed (100% Wool; 98yd/25g).
4 balls color 362 – Hawes (yarn A)
Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk; 460yd/50g).
1 ball color 359 – Chestnut (yarn B)
16 sts and 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch.
45 sts and 34 rows = 8.5” in biased rose pattern, hard blocked.
Note: because biased rose pattern creates a bias fabric, gauge in this pattern is approximate.
US 10 (6 mm) straight or short circular needles for working flat
US 10 (6 mm) 40” or longer circular needles for working edging in the round
1 extra needle of same or smaller size to pick up cast on stitches for join
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
blocking wires and pins, tapestry needle.
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9" wide x 84" long (Linen Lace)
10" wide x 74" long (Laceweight Ombre)
Prism Euroflax Linen Lace
(100% Linen; 540 yds / 100 g)
1 skein (shown in Sierra)
Freia Handpaints Laceweight Ombre
(75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 645 yds / 75 g)
1 skein (shown in River)
US 6 (4mm) needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
22sts x 30 rows = 4" x 4" (Linen Lace)
24sts x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (Laceweight Ombre)
tapestry needle, blocking wires & pins (optional)
Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed
37 (41, 45, 49, 53)" finished garment at chest
Approx. 150 (160, 170, 185, 200) g of worsted weight wool in each Main Color (shown in oatmeal/grey) and Contrast Color (shown as self-striping multi), 100 g worsted wool in Trim Color (show in brown tweed)
4.5 sts & 6 rnds = 1" in stockinette stitch
16" & 32" US 8 (5.0mm) needles
suggested skill level
Adventurous Beginner / Intermediate - This pattern uses steaking for construction of neck and armholes