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Skills Needed

  • Cables
  • Lace
  • Ribbing
  • Seamless
  • Worked In The Round

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Pattern Details

This intricate lace and cables tam was one of the patterns from the 2011 Mystery KAL. Reminiscent of feathers or flames, the cables work their way through the lace and integrate in the crown shaping. Pattern is fully charted and is provided in 3 sizes. This tam could easily be made slouchier, but you will likely need more yarn. Yarn: 153 (171, 227) yd/141 (156, 208) m 29yd/26m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. Sport weight, plied yarn Needles & Notions: Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ & 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge Stitch marker as necessary Tapestry needle Sample details: Shown in Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca (255yd/233m per 100g; 100% Alpaca) Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head Alternative yarns: Frog Tree Alpaca Sportweight (130yd/119m per 50g; 100% Alpaca) Gauge: 24 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St. 26 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched Sizes: To fit size: 19 (21, 23) in/ 48.25 (53.25, 58.5) cm Finished size: 16.5 (18.5, 20.25) in/ 42 (47, 51.5) cm Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, lace Pattern contents: Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Alternate Cable Cast-on

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Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead is a Hat architect. With a background in industrial, sculptural and fine art Textiles, these influences can be seen in her work; having always been a lover of Hats and a life-long knitter, she enjoys bringing these different aspects together. Constantly fascinated with unusual construction techniques, developing stitch combinations and techniques to achieve a unique, versatile piece, Woolly Wormhead is always encouraging knitters and crocheters to be more adventurous.