Iain’s 2011 Birthday Sweater

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Pattern: Adult Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman


Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted in Tahiti Teal, Tormented Teal, Grassy Knoll and Oatmeal

Araucania Nature Wool, color # 20

Valley Yarns Berkshire in Oatmeal

Ravelry link: here


As I’ve said before, I never really got the whole surprise jacket thing.  I saw them everywhere and everyone was making them, but they just didn’t do anything for me.

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Then, one day, it just clicked.  This pattern, in these colors, on that boy.


And from the love of that combination, came many other combination that suddenly seemed to work too.


I actually made 4 Surprise Jackets last year, though I’ve only managed to share this one and one other so far.


I was looking at this picture earlier and I couldn’t think of who he was reminding me of, I think it may be Nicki from “The Mitten”!


6 thoughts on “Iain’s 2011 Birthday Sweater

  1. Kim

    It looks great – looks very thick and warm too! And big enough for him to get a few years out of it. I wish I had the patience for knitting sweaters. Well done!

  2. Heather

    Nice job on the jacket. I have yet to make one, but I think this may be my year. I have a friend who loves making them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. becky

    I love it! Nice colors! I want one! I really must learn to knit more than a straight line….my sweaters are all cheap and crappy and store bought. LOVE the pattern-really beautiful and cozy!

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