Adult Surprise Jacket up to underarm (before increases start)

Posted on June 17, 2011. Filed under: Knitting |

Adult Surprise Jacket up to underarm (before increases start) by tygger428
Adult Surprise Jacket up to underarm (before increases start), a photo by tygger428 on Flickr.

As I finished two Baby Surprise Jackets as “practice” first, I thought I would show off my progress on the Adult Surprise Jacket, which was the sweater I really wanted to do. These patterns are probably the best known of the late Elizabeth Zimmermann, known and beloved to a lot of knitters, known to most of us simply as “EZ”.

Her daughter, Meg Swanson, runs Schoolhouse Press, which publishes Elizabeth’s designs now that EZ has passed away. Meg herself emailed me back to advise that I do the Baby Surprise Jacket first as practice before taking on the Adult Surprise Jacket. Both of these patterns are also known best to knitters by their initials, BSJ and ASJ.  All of EZ’s patterns and books can be purchased at  They are available at other places, but I prefer to give Meg a hand as she has been so kind with her advice to me.

This photo is taken right after the last major decrease, the point at which the fewest stitches are on the needles, and thus the ideal time for a photo.

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