Scottish Fair Isle Patterns
Fair Isle Tams
The tam is made from four colors of yarn, but never more than two in a round, as is customary in traditional Fair Isle knitting. It is comprised of ribbing, a border pattern area, and the wheel area in which the top part of the tam is created. The gauge is 6 sts/inch.
Featured Techniques: Double Cast-On, Tubular Ribbing, Working with a yarn in each hand, Traditional border and tam wheel patterns, The center double decrease, I-cord finish.
Sizes: 18", 20", 22", 24" (toddler through adult)
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• Yarn: Sport Weight yarn, approximately 2 (2, 2, 2.5) oz. of main
color (MC), 1 (1, 1, 1.5) oz. of each of 3 contrasting colors
• Needles: US sizes 2 and 4 (3.0mm and 3.5mm)
16" circular needles. One set of US size 4 (3.5mm)
double pointed needles.
• Notions: Stitch markers.
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