Qiviuk Webs Tam by Gayle Roehm
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Qiviuk Webs Tam

Knitting
October 2007
Lace ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in tam top pattern with larger needles, before washing ang blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
217 yards (198 m)
18 (22)" head circumference, to fit a child (woman)
This pattern is available from interweavestore.com for $4.50.

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007: “Qiviut is among the most exotic of hand knitting fibers: Collected from the down coat of the Arctic musk ox, the fiber is lighter and finer than cashmere and many times warmer than wool. Gayle Roehm says, ‘The yarn is so light and airy that it feels like a spider’s web. In that spirit, I created a lacy design for the tam the mimics the slightly irregular look of a web and incorporated Shetland web and spider motifs in the scarf.’ The open gauge and lace stitches in the Qiviuk Webs Tam and Scarf make a little precious fiber go a long way.”

Finished Size: 18 (22)“ head circumference, to fit a child (woman).

Yarn: Jacques Cartier Clothier Qiviuk (100% qiviut; 217 yd 198 m/28 g): #4008 maroon: 1 ball for tam, 2 balls for wide scarf, 1 ball for narrow scarf.

Needles: Tam—size 1 (2.25 mm): 16” circular (cir); size 2 (2.75 mm): 16” cir and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); elastic thread (for tam; optional); tapestry needle

Additional Gauge: 26 sts and 34 rows = 4” after washing and blocking.

Notes from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007:

  • The tam requires a very loose cast-on so the lower edge will be elastic. Try a knitted cast-on or a backward-loop cast-on.

  • Matching scarf pattern