Starfish Tam by Susan Flanders

Starfish Tam

January 1996
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st) using size 7 needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
370 yards (338 m)
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Pattern description from Knitting in America: “For Alice’s beach tunic (page 144), Sue first create a stitch pattern that look like fishnet (adapting a lace stitch pattern she found in a Mon Tricot stitch guide), then graphed a sand castle scene on her computer. Finally, she added the starfish appliqué. The matching accessories (see right) - a starfish hat and purse - are especially fur for young children. The entire ensemble is made with Reynolds Saucy, a mercerized cotton. The pattern appears on page 214.”

Measurements: To fit sizes 2-4 (6-8)


  • One skein 3.5oz / 100g (each approx 185yd / 166m) of Reynolds Saucy in #753 Taupe (A)

  • Small amount #817 Natural (MC)

  • Size 5 circular needle, 16”

  • Size 7 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Size 7 circular needle 16” long

  • Tapestry needle

  • Stitch markers