Getting Cozy with Cashmere Tam by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Getting Cozy with Cashmere Tam

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
250 yards (229 m)
one size fits most adults
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A classic design in a classic yarn! Cashmere yarn makes this tam a bit luxurious, a bit cozy … a wonderful combination of classic design with the luxury of cashmere … gorgeous! A wonderful foray into the world of tam design, fair isle stranded knitting and color play.

You will need 4 colors:
mc = 165 yards (shown in Taupe)
cc1 = 30 yards (shown in buttercup)
cc2 = 30 yards (shown in golden)
cc3 = 25 yards (shown in chestnut)

Sample used Spring Gate Farm’s heavy-fingering cashmere.

NOTE: make sure you knit the ribbing tight (go down to a 1 if you need to) to ensure that the rib has some elasticity -- cashmere is NOT as elastic as wool.