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BSJ

A hand knit for a newborn baby has me marvelling yet again over the architectural innovation that is Elizabeth’s Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket. The BSJ appeared in Elizabeth Zimmermann’s self-published newsletter in 1968. Elizabeth told her readers that it was called a Suprise Jacket, because it looks like nothing on earth when you have finished […]

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Cotton Baby

There is a little person arriving in the world this coming summer and I wanted to knit a welcome. I don’t normally knit in cotton but you can’t give wool to newborn in January in Melbourne! In the past, I have enjoyed knitting with Twilley’s of Stamford recycled cotton and I have a wee stash […]

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Evolution of a Knitting Pattern

I finished this baby cardigan recently. It is for an almost-here neighbour. It is knit up in some cotton from deep in the stash, Patons Gem, a smooth unmercenized 4ply from an oppy many years ago. The pattern is my own. Well, more correctly, it is an evolved pattern. Six years ago, in preparation for […]

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