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Castaway Tam


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A fun fair isle knit! Decreases in the plain rounds shape the tam, until the very top, where a double centered decrease is employed. A variety of border and peerie patterns keep the knitting interesting. With an updated fit, this tam has a slouchy casual feel, perfect for a crisp fall apple-picking weekend, or cool summer evenings at the beach. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Use double pointed needles Read a colorwork chart Able to knit stranded colorwork in the round GAUGE 26 sts and 33 rnds = 4" In colorwork pattern from the chart, using the larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 22" SUGGESTED YARN 200 yards of Fingering weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • You will need 4 colors of fingering weight yarn. I used Knit Picks Palette Camel Heather for the main color aa well as Garnet Heather, Lipstick, & Blosoom Heather for the body of the hat.
  • size 3 (3.25 mm) 16' (40 cm) circular needle
  • size 2 (2.75 mm) 16" (40cm) circular needle

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Mary Jane Mucklestone is the author of three knitting books that focus on stranded colorwork knitting, 200 Fair Isle Motifs, 150 Scandinavian Motifs and Fair Isle Style. Her new book • Geo Knits: 10 Lessons and Projects for Knitting Stripes, Chevrons, Triangles, Polka Dots, and More • is a great beginning knitting book that uses geometric shapes for learning basic concepts. Mary Jane absolutely loves to teach, specializing in lively, fun and informative classes and she feels honored to be a Craftsy Instructor. She travels the world to study traditional knitting techniques and to learn more about the history of the craft so she can share all she learns with you, her favorite students! Follow her adventures at and as mjmucklestone on Instagram!