Thursday, February 25, 2010
7 HOUR TODDLER SWEATER
This sweater is yet another adaptation of Gail Bable’s 5 Hour Baby Boy Sweater, which was based on the 5 Hour Baby Sweater originally posted on Knit List. There are several adaptations on Bev’s Country Cottage. Being larger it takes longer to knit, hence the 7 Hour Toddler Sweater..
SIZE: 12-18 months
Garment measures 25 inches around, would fit about 22 inch
1 ¾ inch button
Size US 10 (6.0 mm)
Stitch holders or waste yarn
2. I used a 29 inch circular needle.
3. I used waste yarn rather than stitch holders.
4. There isn’t enough yarn in a multicolor Red Heart Super Saver, so either choose a solid color or buy two of the multicolor.
M1: Make a backward loop and place on right hand needle.
Increase (inc) 1 st in next st: Knit into front and back of that stitch.
Rows 1 - 3: Knit. (37 sts)
Row 19: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (93 sts)
Row 20: Knit. (93 sts)
Row 21: Knit. (93 sts)
Row 22: K7*increase in next st, K5, repeat from * to last 8 sts, ending increase 1, knit 7. (107 sts)
Row 23: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (107 sts)
Row 24: Knit. (107 sts)
Row 25: Knit. (107 sts)
Row 26: K8*increase in next st, K6, repeat from * to last 8 sts, ending increase 1, knit 7. (121 sts)
Row 27: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (121 sts)
Row 28: Knit. (121 sts)
Row 29: Knit. (121 sts)
Row 30: You will now be placing markers to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:
K6, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1,K1, pm (23 sts for front),
K1, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K1, pm (26 sts for sleeve),
K1, M1, (K7, M1)five times, K1, pm (43 sts for back),
K1, M1, K7, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K1, pm (26 sts for other sleeve),
K1, M1, K6, M1, K7, M1, K6 (23 sts for other front).
Row 31: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (141 sts)
Row 32: Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (149 sts)
Row 33: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (149 sts)
Row 34: Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (157 sts)
Row 35: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5. (157 sts)
Sleeve Decrease Row: (WS) K1, (K2 tog, K3) 6 times, K2tog, K1. (27 sts)
Knit 7 rows.
Bind off leaving last stitch on needle. With right sides together slip stitch sleeve closed being careful to close up all the holes at the underarm. Place last stitch on left hand needle. Knit 2 tog and knit across to next marker. Place back of sweater stitches that you just knit on a stitch holder or piece of waste yarn.
Work second sleeve same as first.
Knit across remaining stitches (Body Row 1) and now work body of sweater.
Body Row 4: K5, purl to last 5 sts, K5. (97 sts)
Body Rows 5-30: repeat Body Rows 3 and 4. (97 sts)
Knit 8 rows.
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I love the 5 hour sweater and knew that it sould be upsized but didn't feel up to figuring it out myself. Thank you so much. I will be making probably several of these for my almost one year old.
IHave you thought of making a larger size? Thank you
I'm at this point in the pattern.
This is a wonderful pattern - thank you very much. Could you please tell me what ply wool you are using?
Thanks so much. Maria
You can go bigger by knitting the body and sleeves longer.
Another thing you can do is use a heavier yarn and larger needle.
“Bind off leaving last stitch on needle. With right sides together slip stitch sleeve closed being careful to close up all holes at the underarm. Place last stitch on left hand needle.”
I have always cut the thread after bind off and started new thread. Is there a link that you can direct me to to so I can better understand. I used a crochet needle to help with the slip stitch but that still leaves working thread running up through the sleeve.
I am sure I must be overthinking this. Thank you