5 Hours? Try 9
I've known about the 5-Hour Baby Sweater pattern for years. I've never tried to knit it. The knitting teacher at the Stitches From The Heart Store, Nancy, has knit hundreds of these sweaters for babies in hospitals. Everytime I walk into the shop, Nancy is knitting one of these sweaters with donated yarn, unless she's helping a student with a stitch or pattern. Nancy has added some fancy twists, turns and bobbles to the basic pattern.
I finally decided to see if I could knit this little baby sweater in five hours, just like the pattern boasts. It took me about 9 hours, size 10 needles, 1 skein (220 yards) of Ella Rae Classic Wool, #108 in a pea green color. All I need to do is block it and add buttons.
I really like how the yoke is increased and has a semi-circle look to it. I'm sure we could modify this pattern for a woman's size sweater. I've seen so many patterns lately for top-down sweaters. Have you seen one that mimics this circular yoke?
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