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5 Hour Knit Baby Sweater

By: Beverly Leestma from
5 Hour Knit Baby Sweater
5 Hour Knit Baby Sweater
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"This sweet little baby sweater makes a cute gift and it really can be completed in 5 hours (yes, I timed it!). This pattern has been passed along in different forms for many years and I've added some of my own updates to simplify it, as well as including buttonholes in the yoke so buttons can be added for a nice finishing touch. The pattern uses medium weight (4) yarn which helps it knit up quickly too. The finished sweater is an approximate 6 month size."


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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  • Both circular and straight needles
  • Stitch holders
  • Buttons
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Just wondering... could you put the sleeves on the stitch holders and work way around the body, finishing it and then do the sleeves after? It seems that would eliminating a lot of the cutting and reattaching the yarn.

Ideal for baby's first weeks - and for coming home the sort of design that Mom puts away in tissue when it is no longer big enough to be worn and keeps for the precious memories a delightful design and special to knit

Tried this craft? What did you think?

Im a newbie knitter and telling me Medium weight is just not useful ....what does that really mean???IS it 8 ply 10 ply??? Going out in a winter storm ply??? Please try and consider people who really don't have the experience to judge by instinct when going to the store to buy wool...

Hello Member 4513163, the designer used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn brand in Tweed Pastels to knit this sweater. It is a worsted, 10 ply yarn. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Is this the same as double knitting yarn in the uk please?

Hi kay1957, the yarn used in this pattern is worsted/aran weight (not double knitting/DK). Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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