View Full Version : Could you do it?

01-16-2006, 04:28 PM
Hand-knit a sweater in one day/night? Just a hypothetical question for each of you, do you think you'd have it in you?

01-16-2006, 04:34 PM
Barbie sweater...no problem! :roflhard:

01-16-2006, 04:36 PM
nope...too easily distracted. can't even do a scarf in one day.

01-16-2006, 04:39 PM
Uh... no.

01-16-2006, 04:40 PM
I can absolutely, positively say, without a doubt, that I could not. Are you going to try to do it?

Jackie M.
01-16-2006, 04:41 PM
Hand-knit a sweater in one day/night? Just a hypothetical question for each of you, do you think you'd have it in you?

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

01-16-2006, 04:52 PM
If I had nothing else distracting me, no responsibilities for that day, AND if it was a chunky yarn and big needles, then probably yes, theoretically, but I think I would get bored working on the same thing for as long as it would take to finish it.

01-16-2006, 04:53 PM
I made a baby sweater in one day with worsted weight. Does that count? ;)

01-16-2006, 04:55 PM
I too made an entire baby sweater in one night. (Actually, I sewed it up the next morning). I had no choice; the baby shower was the next day!

01-16-2006, 05:00 PM
Chunky yarn, big needles, no interruptions -- possibly. :D

01-16-2006, 05:09 PM
Chunky yarn, big needles, no interruptions -- possibly. :D

Oh....not even then!

Double-strand chunky yarn on hugemongous needles...maybe! ;)

01-16-2006, 05:13 PM
my mother made a fisherman's knit in less than a week with many distractions! she is a fast knitter! Of course she learned to knit in the 1930s...
me...MAYBE if I just sat there and knit a sleeveless sweater!

01-16-2006, 05:19 PM
Umm... Possibly. If I had reeeeally thick yarn and huge needles. Other than that, nope...

01-16-2006, 05:24 PM

01-16-2006, 05:26 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

oh my goodness...I needed that!!

01-16-2006, 05:33 PM
Possibly. If it was a raglan with big yarn & big needles. And if my kids were at my mom's or better yet, if DH and the kids were all somewhere else..lol

01-16-2006, 05:45 PM
No, I don't think so. Not even with big yarn and big needles, as much as I'd like to think so. I am not a terribly fast knitter- I just spend a lot of time knitting!

01-16-2006, 05:53 PM
Thanks for your answers everyone! I wasn't trying to make anyone feel bad, I was just curious if you thought you could...I have no intention of trying! Maybe a baby sweater later on :lol:

01-16-2006, 07:18 PM
Sure, if I didn't have to go to work or class or anything.
I knit my first sweater over four days with size 10 1/2 needles, and I bet I could have done all but the seaming in one day. As it was, I did front, back, and half of a sleeve in one day...and then put it down for the next three. :rollseyes:

01-16-2006, 07:35 PM
If by sweater you mean dishcloth, then yes.


Jan in CA
01-16-2006, 07:37 PM
Not even in my wildest dreams!!! :shock:

01-16-2006, 07:45 PM
If by sweater you mean dishcloth, then yes.


Hehe I could do that... I could make about 10 dishcloths in one day then sew them together into a sweater hehe :P :figureditout:

01-17-2006, 09:05 AM
Crochet, yes... knit... no way! Well maybe a baby/child sized sweater with bulky yarn and big needles. It took me about 8 hours to do the front of my Skacel sweater, so I know there is no way I could knit a sweater for me in just one day. If I totally concentrate on one project, I can get a fairly simple one done in a week or less though!

01-17-2006, 09:39 AM
LOL don't think so it took me almost a week to make my son's.. but then I could only knit at night or nap times but in one day... don't think so :D

01-17-2006, 12:20 PM
Lily Chin crocheted a sweater for David Letterman by the time he finished his show :shock:

01-17-2006, 12:24 PM
And if by humongous needles you mean those size 50 ones that Lionbrand just started selling, then, well, still probably no. How about a bicycle seat cover?

01-17-2006, 12:25 PM
If I didn't have any distractions and you substract the frogging/re-knitting time ... possibly.

01-17-2006, 12:31 PM
Yeeesh! No WAY could I knit a sweater in one day. It took me a month to knit an Aran style fisherman sweater for my husband and I thought that was good!

I can do a beanie in one evening, though... ;)

01-17-2006, 12:44 PM
Lily Chin crocheted a sweater for David Letterman by the time he finished his show :shock:


Wow. I just don't know what to say. Just....WOW.

01-17-2006, 01:53 PM
Okay, some day over the summer, I'm going to knit a sweater in a day. Or maybe even some Sunday when the roommate's boyfriend isn't here. I could make a new mohair sweater. :cheering: Though I'm pretty sure the seaming will kill me. :shock: Is a day midnight to midnight or waking up to falling asleep?

01-18-2006, 10:47 AM
I have a book that supposedly has 24-hour or less projects. I made my DD a scarf that was supposed to take 10 hours. 2 weeks later I finished it. They must have meant 24 hours on a machine.

I must be really slow, but I didn't think it was that bad. I did make a pair of gaunlets in 2 days tho'. I was very pleased with myself.

01-19-2006, 07:52 PM
Yeah, I think I could. If it was knit in the round, and I had nothing else to do.

Of course, I always think I'm indomitable. And now I want to try. :thinking:

01-19-2006, 08:21 PM
Me, too, DotMom! I'm so glad someone else saw this as a challenge instead of something at which to laugh! :roflhard:
Let's do it! :twisted:

01-20-2006, 12:58 AM
Cate ...

Did you see the part of my "if" statement that said "If I didn't have anything else to do?" Well, I was just contemplating -- as I was washing the dishes @ 10 pm and cleaning up the kitchen -- that I need to make a list of all the jobs I am responsible for here, and then all of the jobs that everyone else is responsible for here so that we could redistribute the wealth, so to speak.

So, while I'd *like* to join in a marathon sweater knitting session, I just don't think I can pull it off unless I get shipped off to a deserted island somewhere.

Sorry if I'm sounding a bit crabby. I am desperately in need of some elusive "free time."

01-20-2006, 01:00 AM
Sorry. I clearly have no responsibilties, so, no, I did not see the "if." I apologize for suggesting and won't joke about it with the :twisted: face anymore.

01-20-2006, 01:02 AM
If it was chunky and I was heartset on it, maybe I could finish most of it.

01-20-2006, 01:15 AM
Sorry. I clearly have no responsibilties, so, no, I did not see the "if." I apologize for suggesting and won't joke about it with the :twisted: face anymore.

Argh!!!! You got all serious on me. Joke away ... I'm just crabby. I'll just like .... go .....

................................................ over here and be by myself until the crabbiness passes. You go see how fast you can knit a sweater!

Go Cate :happydance: Go Cate :happydance:

01-20-2006, 01:38 AM
No, thank you. The marathon spirit has fizzled.
I think I'll go try to be responsible for a few days and step away from the sweaters.

01-20-2006, 01:41 AM
<sigh> OK, if you must. I feel like such a spoil sport. :verysad:

01-20-2006, 01:45 AM
Don't feel spoil-sporty. Since getting hooked on this place, I've been knitting more and reading less. I think if I break my knitting habit, I might tackle the ever growing pile of novels by my bed. I'm much better at being a marathon reader, anyway. :shock:

01-20-2006, 01:54 AM
I know exactly what you mean. I'm feeling a bit guilty about the stack of books on my night stand ... and there are so many I want to get to.

Wild Lotus
01-21-2006, 10:35 AM
If no one in the house expected to eat and if I didn't have to go to work or class, then yeah, I think I could.

Actually I've been yearning for one good snow storm so I could sit around the house and have my own knitting marathon.

Ellen Edwards
01-21-2006, 12:38 PM
Big NO to that one!!

01-21-2006, 03:51 PM
Only if it were meant to fit a small toy or something. ;)

01-21-2006, 04:05 PM

I *might* be able to get something like that done in 24 hours, but even tht would be iffy. ;)

Merry Stitcher
01-21-2006, 10:52 PM
Knit a sweater in a day? I've been thinking about it.

I tried to imagine a day where I didn't go to work, eat, sleep, shower or pee, go online (including KH), go anywhere else, do anything else but knit without making any mistakes.

I'd be really uncomfortable, absolutely no fun to be around, would have had the absolutely weirdest day, AND my sweater wouldn't be done.

So, I guess the answer is no.