The Tam O'Shanter by Eileen Lee
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The Tam O'Shanter

Knitting
December 2016
Light Fingering ?
29 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in size 2 needle in Fair Isle knitting
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1568 yards (1434 m)
22.5 inches (57.1 cm) brim circumference and 7.75 inches (19.7 cm) long

A tam o’shanter is a bonnet made of wool, handknitted in one piece. It is flat, similar to a beret, but with a circumference twice that of the head. The cap is stretched on a wooden disc to create its unique flat shape.

Designer Eileen Lee

Finished Size 22.5 inches (57.1 cm) brim circumference and 7.75 inches (19.7 cm) long

Yarn Shibui Pebble, 48% recycled silk/36% wool/16% cashmere yarn, fingering weight, 224 yards (204.8 m)/25 gram (0.8 oz) skein, 1 skein each of #13 Caffeine (tan, Color 1), #2041 Pollen (yellow, Color 2), #2016 Suit (navy, Color 3), #2017 Velvet (purple, Color 4), #2012 Fjord (teal, Color 5), #2031 Poppy (orange, Color 6), and #2018 Bordeaux (deep red, Color 7); www.shibuiknits.com

Needles Circular 16 inches (40 cm) sizes 2 (2.75 cm) and 1 (2.25 cm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions Markers; Tapestry needle; Elastic thread (optional); Scrap yarn

Gauge 29 sts and 35 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) on size 2 needle in Fair Isle knitting