March 10, 2004

Ou sont les amis de Tintin?

Tonight I have a question to pose to the world at large: do you know where I could find a knitting chart of Tintin? Preferably with his dog Milou (Snowy, in the English version)? Or, failing that, a picture of approximately the right size so that I could chart it myself onto knitting graph paper?

My husband would very much like a sweater with Tintin and Milou on it. (Who says you need to be a kid to enjoy Tintin?). I would be perfectly happy to pay for a pattern or a chart, or for a graphic which I could use to design one myself, but I can’t seem to find any. All I have is the books themselves, in which the pictures are far too small even to be properly blown up. If I were a better illustrator I might be able to fudge a large copy myself, but I have no talent in that area. So I thought I would appeal to the knitting community, or at least that small portion of it that reads this! If you can point me towards any resources, I’d be very grateful.

Thanks! Good night!

Posted by Aven at March 10, 2004 10:15 PM


I have found this on the net for Tintin and Milou sweaters:

When I was a kid, a lot of my friends had Tintin or Babar sweaters (you could tell whose mother was knitting…), so I assume that there are a LOT of different patterns out there. Where, it is the question!


Posted by: Caroline at March 11, 2004 11:14 AM

I have no idea where to find commercial Tintin knitting patterns, but I did find these charts online at

Hope that helps!

Posted by: Krista Jo at March 11, 2004 04:45 PM

Tintin is cool, but after checking out the patterns I have to say… go Haddock! Choose Haddock!

Posted by: Tyla at March 11, 2004 07:44 PM

Caroline: I had seen that site before, actually, but the photos of the pattern are too small for me to be able to get a useful chart from them, at least with the tools I have available. But thanks!
Krista Jo: Thank you! Those charts are great! I think they’ll work fine, with a few adjustments.
Tyla: Is that a commission? You know you want a Cpt. Haddock sweater…

Posted by: Aven at March 12, 2004 01:26 PM

I agree! The similarities between le Capitaine Haddock and your husband are too striking to be overlooked. Or maybe it’s just that the past few times I’ve seen Mark he’s been in costume or tails.

Posted by: George at March 12, 2004 01:28 PM

Tintin, who would have guessed! Your hubby has some hidden sides inside that medieval exterior.
(thnk heavens!)

Posted by: Mom at March 25, 2004 09:19 PM