Lundey Tam by K.M. Bedigan

Lundey Tam

Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch (on 3 mm needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
160 - 260 yards (146 - 238 m)
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL)
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Puffins with their distinct colouring and quirky appearance are extremely endearing, earning their nickname ‘Clowns of the Sea’.

The pattern is knitted from the brim and is available in six sizes. The pattern is only worked in two shades at any one time. Colour details on the beak and feet are added to one Puffin motif using duplicate stitch after the tam is knitted.

Lundy Island in the UK is home to a large population of these birds, and the name Lundy is said to come from the Old Norse Lundey, translated as Puffin (Lund) Island (-ey).

Materials
160-260 yds / 146-238 m fingering weight / 4 ply yarn. Sample uses Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumperweight in the following shades:
MC - 77, Black - 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) balls
CC1 - 18, Bright Blue - 15-30 yds / 13-27 m
CC2 - 1403, Bright Red - 15-30 yds / 13-27 m
CC3 - 125, Burnt Orange - 15-30 yds / 13-27 m
CC4 - 1, White - 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) balls

2.75mm / US 2 DPNs or circular needle
3 mm / US 2.5 DPNs or circular needle
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge
32 sts x 40 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm in stocking st on 2.75 mm / US 2 needles
30 sts x 32 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm in stocking st on 3 mm / US 2.5 needles

Sizes
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL). To fit approx. head diam. 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) “ / 36 (40, 46, 51, 56, 61) cm.