Baby Surprise Jacket

Time to knit a little something for a wee tiny? Perhaps you’d like to push yourself to try something truly original and adorable at the same time? Knitting Goddess Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic one-piece pattern. There’s a good description of it at Knit Wiki. The construction is non-traditional, clever, practical and all around entertaining. Plus, there’s an adult version that this class can serve as a warm-up for. One of the few patterns you’ll ever follow that asks, “are you still with me?” Top photo from Knit Wiki. Bottom photo of Emily and Astrid in the BSJ Em knit for her!

Baby Surprise Jacket Class


$60 with Parna.
The cutest one piece baby sweater EVER! Work your way through the famous (and famously odd) Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern to create a curiously-shaped blob that magically folds into a baby sweater with just two seams!

Date/Time: Saturday, October 6, 13 , 20; 12-2 pm

Materials – Either bring your own or get 20% off on: 350 yards DK (for 6 month size) or 400 yards worsted (for 1 year size) weight yarn, needles needed to achieve gauge, five buttons

Includes: Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Schoolhouse Press pattern

Homework: Please do a GARTER stitch swatch in your sweater yarn before class and bring it to class.

Skills learned: Reading a very nutty, yet fun, pattern.

Interested? To sign up, email us at or call 503-922-1150. Check out our full class and events list here.