Jesse’s “5 hour baby sweater” Version 1

Here in South Africa, the most common yarn that is used is 1 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply, double knit and chunky. Yet 99,9% of patterns found today are all done is what is called Worsted yarn which is 10 ply. Thats like Aran that we seldom find here in our shops and its way way expensive.

The 5 hour baby sweater is adorable and can be found at this link: <a http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-boy-5-hour-sweater
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/dianedlouw/baby-boy-5-hour-sweater-4

Now depending how fast you knit, it could be done in 5 hours but really, take your time.

I emailed Gail Bable asking whether it will be okay for me to share my version of the pattern with others as i know how "tight" designers are about copyright issues etc. And she blew me away when she said that yes i can share it and she thought that it was cute!

Picture to follow soon!!

So here is my version of the original where the garter rows are close together. This is knitted top-down, seamless and the sleeves are knitted in the round. So far, I’m the only one that has made this and if you do, please link all your posts to my blog and quote this page as reference please. Am busy with the newborn size.

Size : 6 months
Chest measurement : 20 inches
Gauge : 20 sts over 28 rows/4 inches
Materials needed:
Needles : 4 mm and dpn
100 gram double knitting wool (8 ply) (300 meters of wool to be safe)
3 Buttons

Notes:
Buttonholes rows 5,18, 32

Buttonholes I have worked on both ends of the row and if you choose to knit it for a girl then you would sew the button on the left front and if for a boy, sew the button on the right front

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Cast on 54 sts.
Row 1 knit
Row 2 knit
Row 3 knit
Row 4 knit 2, KFB, [k1, KFB] until last 3 sts, k3 (79 stitches)
Row 5 k2, yo, k2tog, purl to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2
Row 6 knit
Row 7 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 8 knit
Row 9 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 10 knit
Row 11 knit
Row 12 knit 4, KFB, [k1, KFB] until last 6 sts, k6 (114 stitches)
Row 13 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 14 knit
Row 15 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 16 knit
Row 17 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 18 k2, yo, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2
Row 19 knit
Row 20 knit 5, KFB, [k2, KFB] until last 6 sts, k6 (149 stitches)
Row 21 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 22 knit
Row 23 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 24 knit
Row 25 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 26 knit
Row 27 knit
Row 28 knit 5, KFB, [k3, KFB] until last 7 sts, k7 (184 stitches)
Row 29 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 30 knit
Row 31 k5 , purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 32 k2, yo, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2
Row 33 k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5

Dividing the stitches
Row 34 knit 31 stitches (front), knit and place the next 34 stitches onto a holder or draw thread thru these stitches (sleeve), knit 54 stitches (back), knit and place the next 34 stitches onto a holder or draw a thread thru these stitches (sleeve) and knit 31 (front)
Row 35 knit
Row 36 – 66 do stocking stitch and keep the borders of 5 sts
Row 67-73 knit
Cast off.

Sleeves
Divide the 34 sts onto the dpns
Round 1 purl so that the garter stitch effect is obtained
Round 2-31 knit .
Round 32 K2, (k2tog, k3) x7
Round 33 purl
Round 34 knit
Round 35 purl
Round 36 knit
Round 37 purl
Round 38 knit
Round 39 purl
Round 40 cast off.

Weave in ends and sew on buttons.

If you find any errors, please let me know via email on diane.louw@gmail.com and i would love to see your creations. Please past a link to your finished item in the comments so that i can go and have a look.

Enjoy and happy knitting.

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