View Full Version : 5 Hour Baby Sweater

06-27-2007, 04:26 PM
Has anyone made the 5 Hour pattern using baby yarn rather than the worsted weight it calls for? I'd like to use some Bernat Co-ordinates I have on hand but wasn't sure if it would come out too small. Would you still use 10 1/2 needles?

06-27-2007, 06:41 PM
If you used 10 1/2 needles with baby yarn, you'd end up with lace.

You could double the baby yarn and come close.

06-27-2007, 10:29 PM
I made that sweater with Sugar & Cream, a worsted-weight cotton, and I used size 8's. Unless you're a terribly tight knitter, 10 1/2's will be WAY too big!

06-27-2007, 11:21 PM
Some of the patterns I've seen for it have you change the needle size and yarn weight to get different sizes. You can either use size 5 or 6 or double the baby weight.

06-27-2007, 11:42 PM
I recently made it with double strands of sports weight and size 10 needles - came out great!

Jan in CA
06-28-2007, 12:23 AM
I'm making this one right now and I'm using the suggested yarn and size 5 needles. It looks like it'll fit a 6+ month old, but I don't have one to try it on.