This is the version of the sweater that got me very interested in making this sweater:
This beauty is the work of Sara (otherwise known as craftyjewishmom) and is pictured on her blog with some other pretty samples too http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2010/07/how-to-crochet-a-hexigon-baby-surprise-sweater.html
The original pattern was knitted by Elizabeth Zimmerman and can be seen here http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/Baby_Surprise_Jacket
There are assorted other interpretations around the web. This very pretty one is especially frilly for a little girl
Here’s one that most closely resembles Zimmerman’s original
http://needleworkersroom.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html offers her own pattern for us to follow. It certainly turns out a lovely sweater, perfect for a boy or girl.
Another good resource for this pattern is http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/hexagon-jacket.html complete with pictures and free pattern.
I’ve made one following the ‘basic’ pattern and created a pullover. It’s kinda magical the way the two wiggly hexagons work up to a perfectly proportioned toddler sweater when made in worsted weight and an H hook. Now, I’m considering playing with some other hexagon patterns to create a pattern for adults. These two hexagons have my attention right now. I think both could be worked with extra stitches so they’d magically turn from a hexagon into a ‘square’. What do you think?
By jd wolfe