I love the Baby Surprise Jacket! It is so clever and such a leap of faith. Who would ever believe that this:
is actually a sweater?
For those who are BSJ veterans, I'm on the 10-ridge insert, so I'm ALMOST done! I decided to shake up the stripe pattern just a little--which coincided nicely with the cast off for the neck shaping which would lead to the need to weave in ends for stripes (funny how these things work out)--but I picked up the stripes again in the inset. The great thing about the BSJ is you can pretty much do anything you want to with the stripes because it's automatically happening on both sides. You can just throw in a few stripes here or there, make an actual pattern--whatever. And babies aren't going to complain about stripes making their butt look big, so it's a win-win all the way around.