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Family Tam


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This Fair Isle Tam pattern will outfit the whole family: it comes in four sizes! Photos, technique boxes, and charts are included. Learn the following techniques a you knit! FEATURED TECHNIQUES Double Cast On, tubular ribbing, slipping stitches, working with a color in each hand, traditional border and tam wheel patterns, centered double decrease, and the I-Cord finish. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Work with two colors within a round. GAUGE 6 sts/inch in two color stockinette stitch on larger size ndls or size needed to obtain gauge. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • Yarn: Sport Weight yarn, approximately 2 (2, 2, 2.5) oz. of main color (MC), 1 (1, 1, 1.5) oz. of each of 3 contrasting colors (CC).
  • Needles: US sizes 2 and 4 (3.0mm and 3.5mm) 16" circular needles. One set of US size 4 (3.5mm) double pointed needles.
  • Stitch markers.

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Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter signup: