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« on: September 08, 2007 08:41:04 PM »

So I'm on the road again, slinging posters, and I needed a project that travels well.  Enter the Tomten Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  This pattern is genius, fun to knit, and perfect road knitting as it is knit all in one piece with such a small amount of seaming.

Here are some pictures:

Pattern:  Tomten Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman from Knitting without Tears

Yarn:  Recycled Thrift Store Sweater in 80% wool/20% angora creamy tweed with flecks of yellow and purple.  The green trim is Cascade 220 Heather.

Notes:  Just some buttons, then this Tomten is all set to be sent back home for a friend's son's 3rd birthday.

There are more progress pictures on my flickr, and for Ravelry users, my screen name is the same: Lifelikeweeds.

Hope you enjoy.  Comments/questions welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 08:56:05 PM »

That is very cute.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 08:57:19 PM »

NMmmm that looks so warm and cosy and cute <3

« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 09:11:36 PM »

How adorable!  That is one lucky 3 year old!!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007 09:40:05 PM »

Wonderful!  Any chance we could see how it fits?  Any mods for the adult size?  I love it!

« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2007 10:25:08 PM »

Wonderful!  Any chance we could see how it fits?  Any mods for the adult size?  I love it!

Well... the recipient is about 2000 miles away from me at the moment... maybe in a couple of months I can see for myself how it fits and how he likes it, and hopefully get a photo Smiley 

I know brooklyntweed did a version of this jacket for an adult and printed substantial notes on his blog.  I think it would be great to do an adult version.... just add it to the list.

Thanks for nice comments!

« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007 02:19:11 PM »

Aw, that's so cute! I love the yarn colours!

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