Tam

Pinecone's picture

Here's my latest project. The pattern is from knitty.com:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTtam.html

I made some small changes to the design for TAM A and in the process learned about centered double decreases and corrugated ribbing. It knits up pretty easily and then you give it the tam shape by washing it and then drying it stretched over a dinner plate.

John

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Pinecone's picture

For those interested, here

For those interested, here are the Cascade 220 colors I used: the main Color is Fennel (#2417); Contrasting Colors are Burgundy (#2401), Regal (#7807), Atlantic (#2404), Teal (#8422) and Mossy Rock (#9429). I also used Purple (#7811) -- which has more blue in it than Regal does - but that part of the design doesn't show in the photo. Angela's pattern and designs are very inspiring... and she gets credit for the idea of using a plate. Brilliant!
John

ffarff's picture

Seeing that i want to do a

Seeing that i want to do a scarf like that. its beautiful! [and i agree with another commenter - your colours are much better]
The plate idea was genius.
if a tam didnt look so stupid on me i'd attempt one myself!

Pinecone's picture

Thanks Guys. It was lots of

Thanks Guys. It was lots of fun to make. With all those beautiful Cascade 220 colors to choose from I'll probably be making another one before long...
John

crmartin's picture

That is just beautiful! I

That is just beautiful! I love the colors.

Randy

Thinman's picture

Beautiful work! I like

Beautiful work! I like yours better than the ones shown in the pattern.

Crafty Andy's picture

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Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Gorgeous Tam, great Job!

purlyman's picture

That is so great!! To dry

That is so great!! To dry it stretched over a dinner plate - that's genius!! I love the idea. Thanks for sharing. The colors are beautiful too... congrats.

Kerry's picture

Great looking tam, love the

Great looking tam, love the colours.

Jack's picture

John: I think it is "drop

John: I think it is "drop dead" gorgeous. I am rainbow-hued with envy.