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Woodville Tam


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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) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit knitting in the round cast on cast off simple stranded colourwork GAUGE 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. SUGGESTED YARN 170 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Eden Cottage Bowland DK COLORWAY MC: silver Birch, CC: Dark Oak

Recommended with this pattern

  • DK weight yarn: MC 85m/90yds, CC 74m/80yds
  • 3.25mm (US3) circular knitting needle or DPN"s
  • 3.5mm (US4) circular knitting needle or DPN"s

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AlderSign Designs
AlderSign Designs
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 I live and I enjoy being surrounded by beautiful crafts in my home. I set up Wessenden Woollies in 2011 and rebranded to AlderSign Designs in 2014. You can follow my blog, get free patterns and offers as well as information on my designs at