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Huddersfield, Yorkshire

I love to design knitting and crochet patterns that are cute, quirky, original and fun, as well as being interesting to make and stylish. I'm inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire Pennine scenery where ...

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Woodville Tam

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Woodville Tam
Woodville Tam
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Woodville Tam
Woodville Tam
Woodville Tam

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • knitting in the round
  • cast on
  • cast off
  • simple stranded colourwork

Pattern Description:

This beautiful tam with its geometric patterning and gorgeous woodland shades is perfect for autumn and winter wear. Knitted in the round as one piece, it has a simple stranded charted pattern that is suitable for beginners and features a ribbed cuff.

Elizabeth Woodville (1437 - 1492) was the wife of King Edward IV of England. She was known to be very beautiful and played a large role in the war of the roses. She was thought to have been a witch and have magical powers as a descendant of Melusine the water spirit.

This pattern matches the Woodville Mitts.

Shown in Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK in shades Silver Birch (MC) and Dark Oak (CC) - 100% wool, 224 m / 245 yds in 100 g)


32 sts and 30 rows to 10cm/4" in stranded colourwork pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size. Brim circumference 51cm/20". To fit average head size 53-56cm/21-22". Size can be changed by working at a slightly tighter or looser gauge.


  • DK weight yarn: MC 85m/90yds, CC 74m/80yds

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.25mm (US3) circular knitting needle or DPN"s
  • 3.5mm (US4) circular knitting needle or DPN"s
  • 1 stitch marker
  • sewing needle

Suggested yarn:

170 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Eden Cottage Bowland DK


MC: silver Birch, CC: Dark Oak

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