Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Truly 5 Hour Sweater

After receiving a bag full of yarn for Christmas, I spent some time on new patterns.  I found a pattern that one of my friends "favorited" on Ravelry called the 5-hour baby sweater.  I gotta tell you, it's really a quick knit.  Using worsted weight (I used acryllic, because if it's for a baby you want it to be washable!) I was able to complete this sweater in just over 5 hours.  Now, I knit continental, so I'm a little quicker than a thrower.  I have made two of these sweaters.  They are really precious.  My pictures below, don't do it justice, but there is a great picture of a completed sweater here.  

This pattern was originally developed to be made for a charity drive, so the author encourages users to make at least one to donate to a hospital or birth center.  This would be so easy to do and wouldn't take much of your time at all.  

When I had a bit of yarn left over, I made the baby squash hat from the One Skein Wonders book so go with the sweater.  You'll see it pictured here:

I do want to leave you with one note:  TRUST THE PATTERN.  The sweater is knit from the top down, so you begin with the yoke.  It doesn't seem to make sense as your knitting, but do what it says and you will have a lovely pattern.  You can see the pattern a bit in the picture above.  It really shows up better in a solid yarn.  I did make one in green that is beautiful.

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