Shetland Sunset Tam by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Shetland Sunset Tam

Knitting
September 2018
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
255 yards (233 m)
one size - 18" circumference (adult medium)
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A fun colorwork tam in shades of purples complemented by the natural-toned main color carried throughout.

NOTE: the colorwork portion requires that you read a chart!

Sample was knit using Jamieson & Smith’s 100% Shetland wool –
Approx yarn amounts needed:
• MC = 170 yds Shetland Supreme (shade 2006)
• CC1 = 25 yds 2ply jumper weight (shade FC14Mix)
• CC2 = 25 yds 2ply jumper weight (shade FC56Mix)
• CC3 = 20 yds 2ply jumper weight (shade 133Mix)
• CC4 = 15 yds 2ply jumper weight (shade 72Mix)

NOTES (please read thru the ENTIRE pattern to ensure understanding of construction):
• Work 2x2 corrugated ribbing with 3 rnds of each of the four contrast colors as the purl sts and MC as the knit sts
• After the ribbing, you’ll increase, work a couple of rnds of alternating knit and purl rounds and then start the colorwork
• NOTE: you must be able to read the chart for the colorwork!