Five-Hour Baby Jacket (Franklin Variation) by Franklin Habit

Five-Hour Baby Jacket (Franklin Variation)

March 2018
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The yarn used in the sample was HELD DOUBLE THROUGHOUT to achieve the stated gauge.

Other worsted weight yarns, such as HiKoo Simpliworsted and HiKoo CoBaSi, would make excellent single-strand substitutions; they would also require less yardage.

This is my adaptation, one of many, based on the excellent and legendary original Five-Hour Baby Sweater/Jacket pattern. For the history/background of that pattern, see the first column in which I plan the project.

The optional embroidery was done with Schoppell-Wolle Edition 6 yarn. Full notes on it are included in the “Fridays with Franklin” series via the pattern link.

My adaptation does not include buttonholes, but substitutes a single loop closure. This and other changes are all outlined in detail in the column itself.