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5 Hour Baby Sweater




Pattern: 5 Hour Baby Sweater by Jennifer Cox, Beth Koskie and Beverly A. Qualheim
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Solids, Bright Yellow
Hook: US 10½ – 6.5 mm
Ravelry Link: Click Here

Okay, you guys. Now I feel bad about mentioning the armpit holes on Wednesday because so many of you responded to just sew them up, and I already had sewn them up! This didn’t take me more than 8 hours to finish, probably even less, and I had it all finished before the weekend was even over. And there you guys were, encouraging me to sew it up! #^_^#

I’m a terrible sewer, but I assure you that the piece is now gap-free, if a little less mobile in the pit for it.

I have reservations about making this again because the increasing and decreasing in the yoke drove me nutters. However, if I had to make something ZOMG QUICK RIGHT NAO, I would probably make this again if only because I know it only takes me a day.

And now for something completely different: if I were to start a Mister Linky for “Squee Sundays”, would anyone else want to do it? It would be for new stash or new craft books, wips/fos that you can’t wait to post or you feel aren’t worthy of a bit WIPW or FOF post (I have a lot of those), perhaps you learned a new technique, or maybe your cat was super cute and you got a picture of it. Because we all know that our pets love our hobby, haha!

If you’re hankering for more finished objects, head over to the Tami’s Ami’s FOF post to look your fill!

Almost but not quite done.

Almost but not quite done.

Pit holes!

Pit holes!


  1. I love the colour you chose for the sweater, so cute and summery :)

    • I was mad that I had to add a skein to my stash for my NyanCat scarf when it was supposed to be a stash buster, so that’s how this sweater came to be bright yellow. :) I think I still have enough left for a hat…

  2. Very nice. Somehow, I don’t think I would be able to make this in a day.

  3. It turned out really cute. Great colour :)

  4. Adorable! I don’t think the restricted mobility through the underarm will do any disservice to the babe who will wear this little number. :-D It turned out beautifully!

  5. Very nice! Mine is on hold for the moment since I’m on vacation. Something told me that Houston’s high heat/humidity plus the wool/mohair of the sweater wouldn’t exactly mesh well.

  6. Great project for such a short time frame for sure.

  7. Cute sweater, and you can’t beat the name! ;) The increases and decreases on the yoke were probably worth the annoyance, it looks adorable, and I like the open-ness of the pattern at the bottom edge, too.

    Also, I think “Squee Sundays” are an awesome idea.

  8. Yay!! It looks great!!! I would love to be a part of your Squee Sunday!! At least on that day I could get on the computer in the morning!!! This no computer all day in the summer thing is a bummer!

  9. Perfect color, perfect pattern. It’s gorgeous!

  10. It’s beautiful! I just love yellow for babies.

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