Tembo Pattern


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Knitting: Tembo
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, fair isle

Pattern Description:

Tembo is the Swahili word for elephant, and the slouchy Tembo hat is a parade of pachyderms! A slight variation of traditional fair isle, the hat is worked in the round with elephants in profile around a central elephant face. Use bright colors to recreate the whimsey of a circus, or go soft and subtle to emphasize your love of these wonderful creatures.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 21"


  • US Size 2 (2.75mm) 16" circular, US size 3 (3.25mm) 16" circular and DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 stitch markers in 2 colors

Suggested yarn:

275 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

KnitPicks Stroll


Dove Heather, Ash, Rouge, Blue Topaz

About Designer

About Designer

ErikaShmerika on craftsy.com

I LOVE KNITTING! I hope to someday have a wardrobe comprised mostly of handmade awesomeness. I knit a lot of cardigans and I have a weird obsession with fingering weight yarn. I also dabble in designing my own pieces.
I am the luckiest girl in the world, because I get to work from home and play with string all day, and because the men in my life think my knitting is amazing. My other interests ...

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