Monday, 25 February 2008

BSJ Modifications

I've had a few people ask about my modifications to resize the Baby Surprise Jacket so I thought I'd post them here. Sorry it took so long. I really need to update you all on the last few weeks but I'll save that for another day.

For these mods to be of any use you'll need the original BSJ pattern. I don't want to breech anyone's copywrite by posting the pattern, but hopefully these instructions will make some sense. If not, let me know please.

To make a newborn size BSJ using 100g (or a bit less than 230m or 250y) worsted weight wool and size 4.5mm needles (I haven't actually worked out my gauge but I'll have a look later)

Cast On 128 stitches

Mark stitches 29 and 100

After 8 rows (4 ridges) increase 7 across each end

At 70st work 3 even

At 86st work 8 evenly across middle

At 114st shape neck by bind off 4 at each end

At 118st work on centre 66 for 16 rows (8 ridges)

Mark stitches 34 and 100

4 rows then make buttonholes then 4 more rows


Then you should end up with something cute like this:


5 comments:

sofffie said...

thanks a lot. I nearly finished mine like in blues. Your notes helped me a lot.

Anonymous said...

"At 86st work 8 evenly across middle"

Is that work 8 rows or ridges or are you meaning to increase 8 stitches evenly across the middle?

I love the look of your jacket! Would it fit a newborn?

Susannah said...

Sorry, that's 8 stitches across the middle. I didn't make that very clear did I? I'm hoping it will fit a newborn. It is pretty small. I should know in a week or two :-)

Meira Shana said...

I purchased the book quite a while ago and still haven't made the BSJ.

But now finding this, I wonder if what you've shared for a newborn is complete or do I have to dig through my boxes to get the pattern for completion?

Thanks!!

Meira Shana said...

oops ... I reread and see your answer. So, yes, I will have to dig through my pattern/book boxes.

Oy!