I didn't have any good yarn to work with so I just used some scraps....just for practice. The next jacket will be with good yarn. It is suggested that one knit the BSJ first to understand the construction, before knitting the Child's Surprise or Adult Surprise Jacket. So I did.
Here is what I ended up with. It was quite a surprise.
At the half way mark-above. (all of the yarn was different in weight and texture so...it pulled and stretched at different areas)
The back. All that is needed is to stitch the shoulder/arm seam shut with yarn. Sew on buttons.
This pattern is very easy to read. All you have to know is how to do simple increases and decreases, knit and purl. It is just garter stitch back and forth.
You can add a hood or extend the bottom into legs for a snow suit type thing.
You can Google Baby Surprise Jacket and see all of the endless color possibilities.
I think my practice jacket turned out cute. Can't wait for the real thing...our family has two new babies coming within the next year so I can knit at least two. :)
P.S. If you don't know how to knit.....You Tube videos are helpful. Join Ravelry.com and get info from there as well.