The Entwife's Coat Knitting Pattern
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The beautiful Entwives were partners to the Ents of Middle-earth, helping to tend and protect growing things. But they left their husbands to create lush gardens in the East. With the rise of Sauron, the Entwives mysteriously vanished, leaving just the memory of their existence. This poignant tale from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is the inspiration for a warm and feminine coat. Heavily decorated with flowers, leaves, fruits, and bark texture, it embodies the exuberant lushness and fertility of their gardens, while the wrap closure and heavy yarn create a garment that is warm and nurturing in its feel.
Begin with an upper back motif worked in the round. Work the sleeves in the round as well. Enjoy the increase in the bottom portion that will result in a flattering fit.
Finished Size: 27½ (32, 36½, 43½, 48, 52½)" chest circumference, buttoned. Coat shown measures 32".
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica (100% wool; 138 yd [126 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #129 pressed flower, 9 (11, 14, 17, 21, 25) skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Needles: Size 10 (6 mm): 24" and 40" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; one 13/4" decorative button; one 1" button.
Gauge: 14 sts and 22 rows = 4" in tree bark patt
Originally Published: Enchanted Knits 2014
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