I did an adaptation of the chevron hand-towels using Cream and Sugar yarns and size US8 needles. I only did five repeats of the chevron to get the width I wanted, and I substituted the 3-1 decrease of slip 2 knitwise, knit, pass the two slipped stitches over the knitted stitch and I did a mirrored makes on either side of one stitch for the double makes. I wanted just one column of stitches to be at the center of the decreases and increases. On the teal towel, I went until I had only inches left of each color and I had to completely redo the last band as I was just eight inches from completing it when I ran out. Agh!
I really enjoyed the too cute baby kimono pattern, too. I changed the kimono baby sweater pattern around after doing it once just as written. The arms seemed like they'd be too tight, but the very young baby that wore the first sweater proved me wrong. *grin* So I did two that were mildly bigger. My six-year-old son provided all the I-cord using his little knitting bee spool knitter, so I should give him kudos on that.
I also adapted the pattern in EZ's Knitter's Workshop to use worsted, before I found the newest pamphlet on the Surprise Sweater and it's ratios.
Since everything was in worsted weight yarns on size eights, mostly, they were really fast knits. The kimono sweaters I did with US 6's to get a tighter fabric with the cotton. I'll definitely recommend the Mason-Dixon book for some fast cotton knitting.
First the two hand towels:
Then all the kimono sweaters:
The mom I gave this sweater to took a picture of her daughter wearing it.
Finally, the two Surprise sweaters: