The garter bug has fully bitten and Jared and I were powerless against the lure of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Adult Tomten Jacket. The pointy hood! The squishy wool knit in extra squishy garter stitch! Garter edgings in contrasting colors! We discovered we really wanted to dress like gnomes. So, we ordered yarn and waited. It seemed like we waited a long time, because we were really excited to get the excellent yarns we chose.
Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Chunky
10 balls of Stout and 2 of Flaming
Keeping my fingers crossed that’s enough. Jared got really good stuff, too.
There’s been some knitting already.
We’re both making some changes to the pattern, which is found in The Opinionated Knitter and Knitting Workshop. I’ve added a few stitches and am doing waist shaping at the side seam. Chunky yarn + garter stitch can = wearing a barrel, so hopefully the shaping will help in that area. There will be a lot of holding the sweater up to myself to make sure everything fits properly, and buttons need to be decided upon, but other than that, smooth sailing is expected. It will have a brown body with red button band/ hood edging and red cuffs.
The coloring and buttons on that one are perfection.
Jared, go post so everyone can see what you’re up to!