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Quickie ("5-hour") Baby Sweater

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Sweater Pattern

Sizing: To fit 8-10 lb. newborn [finished chest size 20 1/4" (51.4 cm), finished length 11 1/4" (28.5 cm)]

Materials :

For smaller sizes:

This pattern has been checked, rechecked and test-knit many times over several years ... if you have any questions or problems, please reread the "Important Note" below to be sure you are making the increases properly. If you still have questions, please contact Joan Hamer, who was instrumental in ensuring the accuracy of the pattern. Joan is also the publisher of a wonderful knitting newsletter called Pine Meadow Knitting News.

Important Note: There are two methods of increasing in this sweater. It is important that you use the one specified on a given row to obtain the correct stitch count.

Cast on 34 sts for neck edge

Note You will always keep first and last 3 stitches in "knit" even on a "P" row.

First Sleeve

Second Sleeve

Body: With right side facing, place first 22 sts on needle. Join yarn and knit across the back sts and other front. (83 sts).

Finishing: Sew sleeve seams. Crochet a chain and thread through eyelet holes at neck edge. Darn in all ends.


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