Aran Tam by Carol F Metzger
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Aran Tam

October 2006
Aran (8 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in circular stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 yards (320 m)
Ribbed Band about 21" (53.5 cm) circumference after blocking
This pattern is available from for $6.00.
Errata available:

This pattern is either available in the book, One Skein Wonders or from the designer’s website for $6. This pattern does have errata. Go to to download a corrected pattern.

Book has both chart and row directions.

Pattern Description from One-Skein Wonders: 101 Yarn-Shop Favorites: “This tam is based on a traditional Aran tam and knitted from yarn produced in Ireland. Originally knitted back and forth and seamed, these instructions have been adapted for knitting in the round.”

Measurements: Ribbed Band about 21” (53.5 cm) circumference after blocking

Yarn: Kerry Woollen Mills Aran Wool, 100% owol, 7 oz (200 g)/350 yds (320 m), Bainin

Needles: One US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle 16” (40 cm) long, set of US 7 (4.5 mm) double-point needles, and US 3 (3.25 mm) straight needles or size you need to obtain correct gauge

Other Supplies: Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle