Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Baby Boy 5-Hour Knitted Sweater

Baby Boy 5-Hour Knitted Sweater

This free knitting pattern eliminates the holes that make the Classic 5-Hour Sweater look “girlish”. Easy step to follow. This baby boy 5-hour knitted sweater is a great knitting pattern to make with a small amount of yarn and fast.


  • One 4-oz. skein of knitting worsted weight yarn (may need a little more)
  • Needles: Size 10 to 10 1/2

Baby Boy 5-Hour Knitted Sweater front

Gauge: 4 sts to 1 in

Garment measures 20 ins around, would fit about 17-18″

Knitting Pattern Notes

Ml: Make a backward loop and place on right hand needle.

Increase 1 st in next st: Knit into front and back of that stitch.

Baby Boy Knitting Patterns directions:

Starting at the neck edge, cast on 33 stitches, using “knitted on cast-on”


Rows 1 – 4: Knit.

Row 5: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3

(Always keep first 3 and last 3 sts in ‘knit’ even on p row.)

Row 6: K3, * increase 1 in next st, K1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, end with incr. 1, K3. (47 sts)

Row 7: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: K3, *inc.1 in next st., K2, repeat from *, ending inc. 1, K4. (61 sts)

Row 11: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 12: Knit

Row 13: Same as row 9.

Row 14 K4 *increase in next st, K3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, ending with inc. 1, K4 (75 sts.)

Row 15: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 16: Same as row 8.

Row 17: Same as row 9.

Row 18: K4 *increase in next st, K4,repeat from * to last 6 sts., ending increase 1, knit 5.

Row 19: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 20: Same as row 8. .

Row 21: Same as row 9. .

Row 22: K5*increase in next st, K5,repeat from * to end of row.

Row 23: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 24: Same as row 8. .

Row 25: Same as row 9. .

Row 26:You will now be placing markers to show positions of fronts, back, and sleeves:

K6, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1,K1, pm (20 sts for front),

K1, M1, K6, M1, K5, M1, K6, M1, K1, pm (23 sts for sleeve),

K1, M1, (K6, M1) twice, K5, M1, (K6, M1) twice, K1, pm (37 sts for back),

K1, M1, K6, M1, K5, M1, K6, M1, K1, pm (23 sts for other sleeve),

K1, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1, K6 (20 sts for other front).

Row 27: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 28: : Knit across row, increasing 1 st before and after each marker. (131 sts)

Row 29: Same as row 27.

Row 30: Same as row 28. (139 sts).

Row 31: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Knit 22 sts and place on a holder or waste yarn. CO 2 sts and knit across the next 27 sts (first sleeve), CO 2 sts, Working with another set of needles and on these 31 sts, work in stockinette stitch for 22 rows.

Sleeve Decrease Row: K2, (K2 tog, K3) 5 times, K2tog K2. (25 sts left)

Knit 7 rows.

Bind off leaving last stitch on needle. With right sides together slip stitch sleeve closed being careful to close up all the holes at the underarm. Place last stitch on left hand needle. Knit 2 tog and knit across to next marker. Place back of sweater stitches that you just knit on a stitch holder or piece of waste yarn .

Work second sleeve same as first. Knit across remaining stitches (Body Row 1) and now work body of sweater .

Sweater Body:

Body Row 2: K 3, purl to last 3 sts, K3

Body Row 3: Knit

Body Row 4: K3, purl to last 3 sts, K3

Body Rows 5-16: repeat Body Rows 3 and 4.

Work 8 rows in garter st.

Cast off.

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