It takes a lot longer to knit the adult-sized sweater. Then the finish takes longer than expected after the false-finish feeling once the “blob” is finished. Especially the I-cord bind off.
But I like the look of the finish and would do it again. The buttons are pottery, which my daughter got me from Japan quite a while ago. Since they require hand washing, I’d always thought their best use was on a wool knitted sweater. However, I don’t make sweaters very often. These buttons are decorative only because I didn’t make buttonholes.
I got the I-cord instructions from this handy book.
But it didn’t give any hints for a smooth join. I wish I hadn’t made the join in the front.
I suppose it’s one of those flaws that will be visible mostly to me and other experienced knitters.
And here is the end product.
In process 1 https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/2021/01/24/adult-surprise-2-3-finished/
In process 2 https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/2021/02/10/major-piece-finished/
8 responses to “Finished: Adult Surprise Jacket”
I love the sleeves. I tried one on once in a knit store. If I wore sweaters, I would be tempted. I get too warm. It looks very nice.
That is so neat! I love the way the stripes turn the corner. I guess that’s part of the surprise 🙂
I love, love, love this sweater. You look fabulous in it! Congratulations on finishing.
It’s very flattering – well worth the time and effort, I’d say. All and any defects are visible only to you.
That turned out well! I like the graphic appearance.
What a cool jacket – congratulations on the finish!
That came out great – even better than the baby size.
Thanks. With the analytics of The Complete Surprise, the surprise is partly removed because you have an idea where your knitting will end up in the jacket. So I could sort of plan.