Here’s the finished jacket!
This was a fun experiment with sock yarn scraps, and I’m pretty chuffed with it. I’m still completely in love with an i-cord as the bind off for this jacket:
In this case I wanted to bind off with the pretty multi-colored, jewel-toned yarn that I started with. That and the dark fuchsia are meant to be the color anchors for the jacket, so I tried to pick scraps that would complement those colors or pick up one color and run with it a little while.
After much button jar digging, Katie and I agreed on this simple, slightly olive-colored button. I only wanted one button so as not to detract from the stripes, and so the jacket could swing open and show off the edging.
I think this is a love it or hate it jacket, and I love it. It certainly inspires me to play more with different yarns on the canvas of this pattern, even though weaving all the ends in was serious business!
The pattern is Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket, and as the title of this post proclaims, this is the 7th one I’ve completed. It’s such a lovely little thing for a baby.
I may have started another one.