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.


8 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

    ♥ Jessica

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

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  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. :) ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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

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    1. I made them from a 1940's pattern :)

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