Lilac Wine Tam by Janine Bajus

Lilac Wine Tam

January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
230 yards (210 m)
Adult medium (21" band)
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The Lilac Wine Tam has a classic tam construction coupled with an asymmetrical brocade pattern that can work with any two colors of yarn, provided they have a strong value contrast.

Only one ball of each color is needed! The tam in the photo used #153 Wild Violet for the pattern and #599 Zodiac for the background (so the pattern is light on a dark background)--the colors evoked a phrase from a Mimi & Richard Fariña song from the 1960s.

Tam construction is simple--the iconic shape is created by blocking the tam over a dinner plate.