Tomten III

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    Pattern: Adult Tomten Jacket*
    By: Elizabeth Zimmermann
    Source: 'The Opinionated Knitter' or 'Knitting w/o Tears'
    Materials: Beaverslide McTaggart Tweed
    Amount: 8 skeins 'Mountain Mahogany'; 1 skein (partial) 'Autumn Dogwood)
    Needles: 5.0mm/US8

    Start Date: 29 May 2007
    Finish Date: 25 June 2007

    Buttons added July 3, 2007 (not pictured)

    *The original pattern was written for a child. I modified it pretty heavily to fit an adult's shape. Most severe modification happened to sleeve caps, neck opening and hood.

    See the full write up over at The Tweed for more details.

    cauchy09, kaisakaisa2, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. bluegarter.knits 94 months ago | reply

      I'm thinking more hobbit than Swedish elf - don't you think every hobbit in the Shire ought to be sporting one of these? I love this sweater so much!

    2. brooklyntweed 94 months ago | reply

      bluegarter.knits: Yes Sarah - So hobbit I can't stand it. Maybe that's why I love it so much...?

    3. YarnPlayCafé 94 months ago | reply

      A masterpiece. Truly inspiring!

    4. thalia96 93 months ago | reply

      I love the fact that it is a beautiful sweater, appealling, functional, and garter stitch. Let us all sing the praises of the sometimes-maligned garter stitch!

    5. Anne Greene 89 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for posting photos of a Tomten made to fit an adult!

      Found in a search. (?)

    6. erdalito 85 months ago | reply

      its an awesome piece!

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