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Twisted Stitch Starfish Tam

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The columns of ribbing that separate the individual motifs on this tam remind me of the legs of a starfish. They are made out of twisted knit stitches that are worked straight up from the brim of the hat to the last few rounds of the crown shaping. Between these columns are charted patterns of Bavarian Twisted Traveling Stitch patterns that were originally designed to form the shaping for a knee sock. I decided these beautiful stitches and shaping would be just perfect for an stunning hat. I hope you agree! GAUGE 30 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) over chart A, blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx 18" (46cm) circumference at brim and 11" (28cm) diameter at widest point, blocked SUGGESTED YARN 200 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Lorna's Laces Shepherd's COLORWAY Old Rose

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle, 16" (40cm) long and dpns for crown, or size to obtain gauge If you prefer, the tam can be worked on 2 circulars or with magic loop on 1 long circular needle. Tapestry needle Dinner plate, approx 10-11" (25-28cm)

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Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
I escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research and writing. I'm the author of Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions with author June Hall, Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits, Ethnic Knitting, and more. I teach workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. My latest endeavour is holding Knitting and Writing retreats in Northern Vermont as well as opening a knitting store in my local studio in my house. More info at & I live in a 140 year old New England farm house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. Visit Donna's website and online store at