Tartan & Tweed Tam by Jenjoyce Design

Tartan & Tweed Tam

Knitting
March 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette in colorwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
One Size, with options to make large or small
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Several variations and several sizes ~ in one pattern!

Tartan & Tweed Mitts HERE

Tartan & Tweed Tam has elegant Fair Isle looks with utmost simplicity. A little like tartan & a little like tweed, the fabric is interesting and uncomplicated. Knit in-the-round. Seamless construction continually stranded around without having to cut or weave in ends but for the start and finish. Combination concentric and segmented increases make this tam’s construction unique. Pattern includes yarn weight variations, and options which can be worked into any size, or a straight-sided toque (beanie), making this pattern versatile with many ways to knit.

Most recent update: Feb 24, 2014 If you are working from a pdf which is dated earlier, you have an out-dated pattern.

Tartan & Tweed Mitts HERE

Blogged HERE

An excellent alternate finish to Tartan & Tweed Tam is a Dorset-style yarn button, which I designed for my Snowmelt Tam , and the tutorial is on my website HERE

About: This tam was originally designed in DK-weight with Rowan Felted Tweed, but added fingering-weight Shetland yarn, so it is written for two weights of yarn.
Size: To fit 21-22” head, with options to make smaller or larger.
Measures: 10.5“ in diameter, 8” deep, and 19” circumference of band.
Yarns: Version A: Rowan Felted Tweed DK. Version B: Rowan Fine Tweed, Jamiesons Of Shetland Spindrift 2ply, Virtual Yarns Hebridean 2ply. ( Worsted-weight for toque option in version-A only.)
Needles & Gauge:
Version-A: DK-weight. Gauge: 24-26 sts = 4”10cm. Needles US 4 – 3.50 or size to get gauge, and one size smaller for rib.
Version-B: Fingering-weight. Gauge: 28-30 sts = 4” 10cm Needles US 3 – 3.25mm or size to get gauge, and one size smaller for rib.

You may easily substitute DK yarn for version-B making a larger tam (dimensions unknown), and alternately, the fingering-weight yarn for version-A making a small size tam (dimensions unknown). Worsted-weight is a good choice for toque option in version-A only. Use gauge listed as your guide and note that yardage is not factored for options or substitutions.

Yardage & Colors: Total yardage is aprox 160 - 180y 146 - 164m for the whole tam (not including pompom). You will need 1 ball each of 3 colors, or if figuring from your stash, yardage per color is: C1 (color 1) = aprox 47% of total, C2 (color 2) = aprox 30% of total, and C3(color 3) = aprox 24% of total.

Skills: Basic stranding, i-cord cast-on or bind-off, keeping in pattern through shaping, increase/decrease.

I invite Any & All who are knitting my patterns, to bring questions, comments, great tutorial links, and otherwise general chattiness to a group which exists just for knitters of Jenjoyce Designs, which can be found HERE. The kettle is on… see you there ! :)