Monday, October 01, 2007
The Coveted Cover!
So here's the info you probably already have:
December Lights Tam
by Mary Jane Mucklestone
Finished Size 18" head circumference at brim; 10" diameter at widest point.
Yarn Rauma Finullgarn, 100% wool; 180 yd [165 m]/50 g): #445 rose, #456 magenta, #424 red, *#४६05 blue, #430 green, #455 lime, #498 olive, #454 chartreuse, 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Nordic Fiber Arts.
Needles Ribbing—size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir). Body—size 3 (3.25 mm): 16" cir and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; 10" diameter foam core disk or plate.
Gauge 26 sts and 28 rnds = 4" in color-work patt on larger needle.
It is really zippy and fun to make. My favorite kind of project, and the yarn is my new absolute favorite.
And don't worry about left over yarn, think of it as a bonus! Mittens...another hat (in opposite colors) or the useful and decorative wrister
Postscript: I am sorry about the price of the yarn dear readers. I know all about scrimping and saving for yarn. I would buy one skein of shetland, (which was once $4.20) a every week or 2 and religiously scour the sale bins and thrift stores for my favorite yarns. I eventually worked in a yarn shop to be near the stuff and get a discount. I love fine shetland-like yarns, and when you design, they send them to you! I do try to limit the colors when I write patterns, but when I knit for myself I use even more colors.
Don't hesitate to change the colors with what you have on hand, choosing your own colors is really the most fun of all.