This intricate lace and cables tam was one of the patterns from the 2011 Mystery KAL. Reminiscent of feathers or flames, the cables work their way through the lace and integrate in the crown shaping.
Pattern is fully charted and is provided in 3 sizes. This tam could easily be made slouchier, but you will likely need more yarn.
Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, lace
Gauge: 24 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St. 26 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Sizes to fit 19 (21, 23) in/ 48.25 (53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 16.5 (18.5, 20.25) in/ 42 (47, 51.5) cm)
- Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Alternate Cable Cast-on
Materials you need at home:
- 153 (171, 227) yd/141 (156, 208) m sport weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca (255yd/233m per 100g; 100% Alpaca))
- 29yd/26m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
- Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ & 3.25mm/UK10/US3
- DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker as necessary
- Tapestry needle
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