Winter Forest Tam by Ruskin's notes
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Winter Forest Tam

Knitting
July 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
one size (ladies)
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This a winter tam inspired by the pine trees and frost crystals of Richmond Deer Park in London where Queen Elizabeth I used to hunt. The love hearts are inspired by Christmas in Denmark.

This tam pattern has a choice of yarns, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn and Jamieson & Smith’s 2ply jumper yarn and I include the colours for both.

The tam is knit in the round, is stranded and seamless. One size fits all.

Needles
2mm (US size 0) double pointed needles (or circular of length 40cm, 16 inches)
3mm (US size 2.5) circular needle of length 40cm, 16 inches
3mm (US size 2.5) double pointed needles (to use about two thirds of the way through the wheel pattern when the tam has decreased in diameter.
Yarn
Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift Storm 243 or Jamieson &Smith’s 2ply jumper yarn FC62 Grey Blue
Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift Natural White 104 or Jamieson &Smith’s 2ply jumper yarn 1A
Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift Granite 122 or Jamieson &Smith’s 2ply jumper yarn 203 silver
Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift Woodgreen 318 or Jamieson &Smith’s 2ply jumper yarn F258 Burnt Heather

Gauge and Sizing

8 1/2 stitches per inch or per 2 1/2 cm

9 rows per inch or per 2.5 cm

The tam is 26cm in diameter / 10 inches.