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Bonny Garter Tam


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This classic tam is designed for beginning knitters - all garter stitch (no purls!), worked flat, with easy increases and decreases. But it is stylish enough to make it a great quick project for more experienced knitter. Finish it with your choice of top - plain, tab top or pompom. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, knit front & back increase, knit 2 together decrease, sew seam (mattress stitch preferred), make pompom (optional) GAUGE 18 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10 cm in garter stitch on larger needle Matching row gauge not crucial for this pattern. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference of band: 18"/ 46 cm (stretches to 24"/ 61 cm), Diameter: 10"/ 24 cm, Length: 81/2"/ 21.5 cm SUGGESTED YARN 140 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Shown in Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted, Zealana Air and Malabrigo Worsted

Recommended with this pattern

  • Worsted weight yarn, approx. 140 yds/128 m, not including optional pompom
  • US #8/5 mm and US #4/3.5 mm needles, or size to match gauge, US #8/5 mm double point or circular needles for optional tab top, Tapestry needle

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Like many of you, I am a mom, a wife, an employee, a community volunteer and a knitter, although not necessarily in that order. Back in the mid-2000’s I started publishing my designs in magazines such as Interweave Knits, Knitter’s, Vogue Knitting and Noro. I’ve also been included in several books, including the cover design of Knit Noro. Recently I started self-publishing patterns. While the initial patterns have been more challenging (reflecting the classes I teach), I am adding simpler patterns, and also hope to add some garments soon. My blog, Woolly-Wits, focuses on finding designs to flatter any figure, but especially those that stray widely from the super-model-esque. My teaching experience includes both local shops and larger events, such as Stitches, YarnCon and the Madison Knitters Guild Knit-In. I have also given talks to guilds. My website is Follow me on Instagram: theresaschabes Visit my Etsy shop: Bella Capra