The Boy's Summer Tomten is finished (except for the buttons--we'll be making a trip to Button Button for toggles). One of the best sweater patterns ever!  Modular, near seamless, loads of squishy garter stitch.  Go crazy with colour like we did, or knit it in a single shade with contrast i-cord trim. Here's a close-up of the hood-- it's knit flat with a bit of shaping in the back.  The two rows of stitches down the center front of the hood are kept live and grafted together using kitchener stitch.  Here's a great kitchener stitch tutorial with special instructions for grafting in garter stitch. Back view showing hood shaping. We used Elizabeth Zimmermann's applied i-cord in deep blue along the hood, front and bottom edges of our Tomten.  If you decide to knit this sweater, don't skimp on the i-cord--it 's the best finishing touch ever!  You can read Christa's notes for the i-cord trim  here on our Ravelry project page. Check back soon for pictures on The Boy (20 months) and The Girl (4 1/2).  Yes, it fits them both--the beauty of stretchy garter stitch.