Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Adult Tomten

I have finished knitting a Tomten Jacket for my husband.

Adult Tomten Detail

Pattern: Tomten Jacket, from Elizabeth Zimmermann's The Opinionated Knitter
Size: Men's XL
Yarn: Beaverslide McTaggart Tweed in Sweetgrass (6) and Fisherman Weight in Tamarack (1)
Needles: US 10 KP Options

More details on my blog.


  • I have only the buttons left to sew on my adult Tomten, did you use the same yarn to sew them on with? My sweater is Lopi and I don't think there is enought "twist" in it to be strong enough. Is it OK to sew buttons on in thread?

    By Anonymous Jane, at 7:59 PM  

  • Wow! I love your adult version of the Tomten. The colors, the modifications, everything is just right.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:09 PM  

  • I think it would be fine to sew the buttons on with thread. I used a double strand of yarn and just tied it on the back in a square not (good thing we have three extra toggles -- we'll see how well that works out). The Fisherman Weight is finer than the McTaggart Tweed; I'm not sure I would have been able to put buttons on with that.

    By Blogger carla, at 6:30 AM  

  • Great work! I love the colors, and the buttons are perfect. A great fall jacket!

    By Blogger Jen, at 7:37 PM  

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