I read somewhere that knitting the BSJ in fingering would produce a newborn-size sweater, so I decided to test that theory out.
Is that too small? I have no idea, but I enjoyed knitting it and love the results, even though it still needs buttons. (I place buttonholes on both sides because 1) I can never remember which side is for boys and which is for girls, and 2) by sewing the buttons over one set of buttonholes, I can be sure buttons and buttonholes will line up.)
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket, by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Oasis Yarn Aussie Sock in 'Faded Valentine' - 58g/2.0 oz.
Pattern: Infant Socks, by Judy Ellis
Yarn: Oasis Yarn Aussie Sock in 'Faded Valentine' - 17g/0.65 oz.
Next, I will knit a BSJ in sport weight, on US4 needles, to further the experiment along.