Eomer's Shield Tam

from Saenz Designs

Eomer's Shield Tam Pattern


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Knitting: Eomer's Shield Tam
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

advanced skill level requirement Expert

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Colorwork
  • Cables
  • Intarsia

Pattern Description:

The inspiration for this pattern came from an unused Lord of the Rings drawing of a shield for Eomer. This complex-looking tam is not as hard as it looks! A quick, yet fun and challenging knit for intermediate knitters.

Full color pictures, charts and written instructions will guide you through each step. The techniques in the pattern include 3 colors per row, colorworked cables, corrugated ribbing and stranded motifs.

Yarn requirements: less than a skein each of 7 coordinating colors.

Different sizes can be achieved using different needle sizes, and differing weights of yarn.


32 rows x 34 sts = 4" x 4" in colorwork sts

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Ladies small to medium


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  • US size 11/2 (2.5mm) and US size 2 (2.75 mm) 16? circular or dpns, or size needed to get gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 Cable needles
  • Stitch markers

About Designer

About Designer

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Maggie is intrigued by all things colorful, cabled and unusual. Also a huge fan of JRR Tolkien and his writings, including the Lord of the Rings, she uses his work as inspiration for her knitting designs. She loves Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, costume dramas, and can often be found creating & wearing period outfits or making lemon meringue pies.

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