Devenish Tam Pattern


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Devenish Tam Pattern

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Cables
  • Reading a chart

Pattern Description:

As I was designing this I was reminded of the celtic carvings on the stones of tiny Devenish Island in Northern Ireland, with the blue of Lough Erne glistening in the background.

This stylish tam o'shanter is the perfect marriage of fashion and function, especially when paired with the matching Devenish tunic.


20 sts/28 rows = 4″ in reverse stockinette stitch
24 sts to 3.75" in Saxon Braid
16 rows to 2.25" in Saxon Braid


  • Berroco Vintage [50% acrylic/40% wool/10% nylon; 217yds/198m per 3.5oz/100g skein]; colour: Aquae, 5125; 1 skein
  • 1 16" circular US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needle
  • 1 set US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • cable needle

About Designer

About Designer

Eileen Casey on

Eileen Casey is a designer from Ireland now living in beautiful upstate NY - where thankfully there is plenty of sweater weather.

She has been knitting since she was 5, and couldn't imagine life without needles in hand. Past projects bring memories of life events back to her as vividly as certain scents do for others.

Right now she tries to fit knitting and designing around looking after ...

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