I was looking through our
exceptionally messy coat closet the other day when I remembered I still haven’t put a zipper into my son’s Tomten… That’s when my daughter saw me holding the tomten and asked if it was hers. When I told her “No, it’s your brother’s” she asked me to make one for her. Not one to pass on the opportunity to a) buy more yarn and b) make something specifically requested by my kids, I took her to the LYS and let her pick out her color choices. We came home with this:
And I got to work on a gauge swatch. After working on this for about a week and a half, this is what we ended up with:
Pattern is the Modular Tomten Jacket in Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn used: Plymouth Encore Worsted in Rose Bud, Lt Periwinkle, Ecru and I-Cord edging using Lion Brand Wool Ease in Grey Heather
Needles: Size 9 Knit Picks Options
Gauge: 16 stitches and 32 rows over 4″ in garter stitch
Cast on June 24 and Cast off July 3, 2007.
Daughter is sufficiently happy and excited for winter so she can wear it! :-) Mommy scores!
N ow I’m off to work on a pair of socks.