When I saw the Tappan Zee in the latest issue of Knitty I knew that it was the perfect layering piece for my autumn/winter wardrobe. I went stash diving and came up with a bag of this mossy green balmoral tweed from Lincraft which I was concerned wouldn't come up to gauge but this yarn blossoms beautifully with blocking and my swatch came up right on gauge!
I knit the 40' size which is the perfect fit for me but modified the pattern to have buttonholes right through and I also eliminated the diamond pattern from the hemline. I also extended the length of the body given that I'm quite tall. Again, with blocking, it came out perfectly. The buttons are just a regular everyday Spotties find but I think they go well with this.
Worn for quite a while now it just gets better with wear. Looking at Rav too I was really excited and quite proud that 51 people have favourited my version of this pattern. Yay for me!!