Monday, August 3, 2015

The infamous 3-hour sweater

Hello everyone! I've been MIA for a while due to work (it's exam time for summer students), but hopefully life will be back to normal by the end of the week. I am very much looking forward to kicking my feet up for a few days before diving head first into all the sewing I'm behind on.

The only project I've managed to complete lately is another 3-hour sweater. This is my third one, and possibly my favourite. I love the soft minty green shade of the yarn and I extended the bottom ribbing which I think gives a more flattering fit for my body type. On my last sweater, I made the mistake of not switching back to small needles for the top ribbing (the pattern doesn't actually tell you to), but I fixed that on this one and am much happier with the neckline. I opted for a little yarn tie at the neck instead of a button, but I may change it since the tie doesn't like to stay done up. Other than that, I followed the original instructions (a lot of the "3-hour sweater's" you see use a modified version of the pattern). 

Anyone else tried the 3-hour sweater? (If not, you can get the pattern for free here). I've never heard of anyone actually completing it in 3 hours, but it is a very quick knit. Perhaps the 10 hour sweater would be a more correct name. It's my go-to quick vintage knit at the moment. I'm torn about what to knit next though. Any suggestions?

That's All.


  1. I've been wanting to knit this pattern and love how yours turned out. Maybe it's time for me to cast on!

  2. It looks really pretty! Lovely colour. I'm afraid in my hands it would be the "3 year sweater"...

  3. My! Doesn't the sweater look swell! You do look lovely in it and the color is too lovely. I am always looking forward to what you've whipped up and if you'd like, I've got rather a few knitting patterns that are quick knit-ups. Do keep these great posts up!

  4. Really beautiful sweeter! I adore that colour and think it looks fantastic on you.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Since any form of green is a favorite of mine, all I can say is "beautiful" especially on you!!
    Sierra Sue

  6. Oh it's a beautiful knit! I haven't made up this pattern myself, although I really want to. I also suspect that it won't take me three hours. I think I'd be lucky to have it done in a week! For some reason, I'm just a slow knitter, but that's okay.

    I adore the the color of your yarn though, it really is fabulous, and looks lovely on you. :) ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  7. I do love your little jumper but also like your trousers. Did you buy them or make them?