Shells and Sea Glass by Ashley Knowlton
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Shells and Sea Glass

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June 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in 9-st Draw Pattern with 1 strand of yarn and larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
To Fit Head Circumference: 18-20 (21-24) in, 46-51 (51-61)cm
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Now available as a Ravelry download and as part of my pattern collection Light and Shade. Pattern includes fully written instructions.

The Shells and Sea Glass Tam and Beret features a unique stitch that may be fiddly at first, but works up to form a beautiful fabric. A fingering weight yarn with high twist or a heavier weight yarn is recommended for fullness.

Adult Small/Medium (Large)
To Fit Head Circumference: 18-20 (21-24)in, 46-51 (51-61)cm
Finished Brim Circumference: 17.5 (19.25)in, 44.5 (49)cm
Finished Depth: 9in, 49cm for Tam, 11.5in, 29cm for Slouchy Beret
Shown in Tam Version

220 (260) yards, 200 (240) meters of fingering weight yarn for Tam.
250 (290) yards, 228 (265) meters of fingering weight yarn for Slouchy Beret.
Sample shown in Posh Sylvia 4ply, 50% merino, 50% silk, 440yd/400m per 100g
Note: For a fuller-bodied beret, feel free to use DK weight yarn to achieve your desired fabric.

US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle, 16in, 40cm long
US 8 (5mm) circular needle, 16in, 40cm long or longer for Magic Loop, and/or set of five dpns
Stitch marker
Tapestry needles
Dinner plate (for blocking, optional)