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Swans Tam
by Neotoma (neotoma)
at June 24th, 2006 (08:20 pm)

I finished the Swans Tam. This is the matching hat for the Swans Jacket pattern I bought from
Yarns International at this years MD Sheep and Wool.

Swans Tam Swans Tam

The finished Swans Tam. Knit in the round using Shetland 2000 White and Black yarns. Pattern from Yarns International, to match the Swans Jacket. Blocked using blocking wires over a dinner plate to acheive the right size and shape.
Swans Tam from the back Swans Tam from the back

Knit on size 0, 2, and 4 circlulars and dpns. Because of the differences between colorwork and single-color knitting, I knit the colorwork with size 4s, the black with size 2, and the band with size 0. Using a provisional cast on, I was able to knit the band facing down to the tam, instead of having to graft after finishing.

I think the Swans Jacket will be a rather nice project, but I'm not going to work on it until the weather gets a cooler, and even then it will be a do-at-home project, since I doubt travelling with it would be anything other than frustrating.

Tomorrow, I submit my two enteries to the July show at the Strathmore though, and it will be interesting to see whether they sell.