Orkney Fair Isle Tam by Elizabeth Lovick
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Orkney Fair Isle Tam

Knitting
September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch after washing and blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
500 - 625 yards (457 - 572 m)
Band 15 (17.25) inches to fit head size 19-21 (21.5-24) inches

This is a stitch-by-stitch reconstruction of a tam worn in a photo from the Orkney island of Papa Westray. It is typical of others seen in the country just before World War I. The photo is, of course, black and white, but I have chosen colors which match the tones of the photo and the colors of the time.

Kit available at http://bit.ly/1ORfXAk