Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Tomten (finished)

Oatmeal Bartlett Yarn on size 8 needles, trimmed with Wool of the Andes Bulky. Chest about 30".
Mods: 3-needle bind off on hood, slightly longer sleeves. Maybe too long. It's hard to tell--the deep inset armholes create almost an optical illusion. Those of you who have made toddler-size Tomtens, were the sleeves long enough as written?

Oh, and look what I found at Half Price Books this weekend...

Yes, yes, I already had one. Well, my fiance has one. Close enough. But look what was inside:



  • Your Tomten looks beautiful!! Love the contrasting edging, that is what I am planning on mine, along w/ button holes. Did you make afterthough buttonholes or knit them in with the edging?

    And the book--PRICELESS. What a gem.

    By Blogger Joie | la dilettante tricoteuse, at 4:57 PM  

  • Your Tomten is gorgeous!!! When I knit my toddler's Tomten, I actually had to shorten the sleeves (she is 16 mos old), but I think it might depend on the toddler, too. Also, you can always roll the sleeves up if you want.

    By Blogger MamaK, at 5:23 PM  

  • i love your tomten! after seeing how sweet they look in clearer photos, i want to make one. i'm tempted to put my husband's seamless hybrid on hold and make a tomten for my kid instead. poor husband.

    By Blogger curlypurly, at 5:42 PM  

  • This is a beautiful jacket!

    By Blogger Monika, at 6:16 PM  

  • It's already been said, but GORGEOUS tomten. I second the comment regarding the clearer photo. I don't have a kid, but want to knit one anyway! Just out of curiousity, did you use the instructions from the book to add the border?

    By Blogger Pink Llama, at 6:43 PM  

  • Joie, I knit the buttonholes in with the edging. Pink llama, yes I used the instructions in The Opinionated Knitter.

    Everybody else: thank you!

    By Blogger Alexandra, at 6:53 PM  

  • Nice Tomten! A signed copy of one of EZ's books is a fabulous find!

    By Blogger Rachel Ann, at 7:13 PM  

  • I was lucky enough to find a signed copy also, and I treausure it!


    By Blogger brooklyn tweed, at 9:00 AM  

  • Your Tomten looks absolutely beautiful and classic in that yarn. Lovely knitting!

    I, too, have some signed copies of EZ's books. The only time I have been able to go to Knitting Camp in '88, Meg had signed my KWT and EZ signed my KA. These, and all the other EZ and Meg books and their Wool Gatherings are the books/pamphlets that TOP my personal library holdings.

    By Blogger spider, at 12:48 PM  

  • I love the tomten jacket and have made at least 25 for my children, nieces, nephews, and friends' children. No two the same. I have added cables, and fancy stitches as borders, or color stripes at the shoulder looks great. kd

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:11 PM  

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