Ready for Twins

I might be the only person in the family who is ready for the twins to arrive in August.

Part of my readiness is due to the fact that I won’t have to take the twins home. Dan’s uncle and aunt have those honors. I had the easy job of knitting jackets for the wee ones.

Jacket for the Boy Twin

Jacket for the Girl Twin


Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket
Designer: EZ, of course (Elizabeth Zimmerman)
Yarn: Yarn Love’s Marianne Dashwood, ordered from Wool Girl
Sport-weight, 100% superwash Merino wool yarn
color Maiden for the boy and color Warm Tulips for the girl
I used almost the entire 330 yard-skein for each jacket
Materials: Size US 2 circular needles, size US 2 short needles and a mix of 10 buttons from my stash
Size: Newborn

Alterations: I lengthened the jackets by approximately one inch and added both a collar and decorative cuffs.

Cuff directions: Before seaming the jacket together, pick up and knit sts on cuff area. Work 3 garter st ridges (6 rows). Next row/ Decrease row (RS): K1, SSK, K till 3 sts remain, end with K2tog, K1. Repeat Decrease Row every other row 2 more times; knit all sts on WS rows. Bind off on RS in Purl.

Collar directions: After seaming the jacket together, pick up sts around neck, excluding the 5 sts on each side directly above the button holes. Knit 2 rows in garter st. Next row/Increase row: K3, M1, K till 3 sts remain, end with M1, K3. Repeat Increase Row every other ridge (every 4th row) until 11 garter st ridges (22 rows) have been knit. Bind off on WS in Purl.

Close up of the buttons used:


8 thoughts on “Ready for Twins

  1. These are so cute! I have trouble getting one gift done! Bravo, two and very adorable. Twins, that makes my head spin!

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