Burwick Tam by Diane Zangl

Burwick Tam

January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
280 - 300 yards (256 - 274 m)
One size fits most adults
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Hat uses approx. 200 yds Margaret (MC) and 80 yds Macaw (CC).

Note: One skein of each color is enough for 2 tams if you reverse the colors on the second one.


basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off)

knitting in the round

knitting on double-pointed needles

reading charts

stranded colorwork techniques



Burwick is a small village and harbor in South Ronaldsay, the southernmost of the Orkney Islands, just off the northern tip of mainland Scotland. It’s also the name of this tam. The lower band of “bars” represent piers in the harbor. The motifs that follow represent the heather that grows near there, first at mid-range, and then in a close up view.


To avoid puckering of fabric, carry color not in use loosely across back of work.