The Entwife's Coat by Theressa Silver

The Entwife's Coat

July 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in tree bark patt
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1242 - 3450 yards (1136 - 3155 m)
27½ (32, 36½ , 43½ , 48, 52½ )" chest circumference, buttoned. Coat shown measures 32".
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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 The 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.


  • This coat begins with an upper back motif worked in the round. Sleeves are worked in the round, beginning with stitches along one side of the motif. Stitches for the fronts are picked up along the sleeve cast-on edge, then the fronts and back (which begins with stitches along the lower edge of the upper back motif) are worked in one piece to the lower edge. Stitches for the front band are picked up along the front edges, then the front band and lower edging is worked in one piece in the round.
  • When working the upper back motif, change to circular needle when necessary.