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Doublereeder2
08-27-2009, 12:01 AM
The invitation to Saturday's baby shower never arrived- luckily one of the hostesses called. So I decided to see if this really was a 5 hour knit. The verdict - close. It took me about 6 hours. The bonnet was another 1 1/2. The crochet edging always is slow for me.
Stats: 5 hour baby sweater (http://www.fibergypsy.com/patterns/5hrpatt.shtml)
Yarn: Cotton Ease, color is berry
Needles: #10 Options and DPNS
Mods - Knit the sleeves on DPNs instead of flat

Jan in CA
08-27-2009, 12:13 AM
Awww! That came out really cute !

wezyus
08-27-2009, 01:30 AM
so cool n beautiful

shelleyj3
08-27-2009, 07:47 AM
I love that pattern! can you tell me where you got the cute bonnet pattern? I would like to make that!

thanks! :hug:

WandaT
08-27-2009, 08:41 AM
Love it! What size baby will that sweater fit? Seems like I looked at that pattern and it said "one size." But that doesn't tell me WHAT size ... :)

Doublereeder2
08-27-2009, 11:53 AM
Thank you all :aww:

The bonnet pattern is here. (http://www.fibergypsy.com/patterns/bonnet.shtml)
Since I don't have babies, I really had no idea where the size was. My neighbor said this looked to be about a 3 mth size. But the pattern says:
Sizing: To fit 8-10 lb. newborn [finished chest size 20 1/4" (51.4 cm), finished length 11 1/4" (28.5 cm)
The chest measurement on mine is 20". HTH.

bambi
08-27-2009, 03:08 PM
Adorable!

Fiestaknitter
08-27-2009, 04:04 PM
The latest Creative Knitting magazine has this pattern with hat and booties. I love this sweater pattern but had not seen the hat before. It is my favorite baby sweater to knit because it is completed so quickly! I just finished knitting one in Cascade 220 Superwash and it came out great. I also like using Lion Brand Cotton Ease.

Dimpledapple
08-27-2009, 10:57 PM
What a cute little sweater. I often wondered about the time so thanks for your verdict on how long it actually took to knit up :)

ArtLady1981
08-28-2009, 02:41 AM
This is absolutely adorable! What great knitting, and color choice!!!

Slim
08-28-2009, 06:55 AM
Oh, that's adorable! Love the color. And I have a grandbaby on the way to make one for. Thanks for posting.

domiknitrix
08-28-2009, 09:19 AM
The sweater is too cute and the bonnet is gorgeous. Very pretty.

margz3
08-28-2009, 09:30 AM
Oh, that is SO sweet! Nice to know it comes close in timing too :thumbsup:

melmac51
09-03-2009, 11:33 AM
Five hours????? :passedout:
very cute!

MerigoldinWA
09-04-2009, 06:59 PM
You did really well. I don't think I've come that close to making time on one of those ___ hour things. It is a cute little sweater and will be a hit at any shower. Cute bonnet too.

mks22300
09-04-2009, 07:45 PM
Very, very sweet set! :)

AmandaOlson
09-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Aww..I absolutely love this!! Seriously thanks for posting this! I looked at your blog and you truly are talented!
Please post everything you make! I look foward to seeing more :O):grphug: