I flew to New Zealand the first winter after I had moved from San Francisco to Latvia. Everyone warned me that the cold dark winters would be too much. New Zealand is a magical land, and its no wonder that The Lord of the Rings was filmed there. One of my "tramps" was Tongariro crossing, A volcanic plateau with turquoise blue hot pools. The colors you can find in nature are astounding, you just have to get out there and look!
In two photos I am in the Tongariro Crossing size L sweater. I usually wear US M -X Tall or EU L -X Tall. The sweater is pre machine washed and may slightly shrink in length with repeated machine washing (wool cycle) so the sleeves and length are generously long.
Chunky knit and completely reversible, switch sides according to your mood for the day. I knit this with a combination of local grown Latvian wool, kid mohair, cotton and silk. All the colors are hand blended during the knitting process. I hand sew the seams using scrap ends from my other sweaters leaving knot ends as a boho touch. Its part of my zero waste attempt. This sweater is PREWASHED on a wool cycle and then lay flat to dry, so go ahead and do the same.
chest measured across a bit below the armhole - 60cm (23.5")
length from top of shoulder to hem - 76 cm (30")
fold in half and measure center back to cuff - 88 cm (34.5")