Christ Church Tam Knitting Pattern Download
The Christ Church Tam was a personal challenge to meld the beauty and light of stained glass with the warmth and texture of yarn. The tam incorporates a lot of Christian and architectural symbolism. The brim design is not only a cable, but a wheel within a wheel.Finished Size: 18 (19½, 21¼)" brim circumference and 10¼ (10½, 11¾)" tall. Tam shown measures 19½".
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight (100% superwash merino; 405 yd [370 m]/5.15 oz [146 g]): help us, Rhonda (red; MC) and blue for ewe (CC), 1 skein each.
Needles: Size 0 (2 mm): 16" circular (cir). Size 1½ (2.5 mm): 16" cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 33 sts and 40 rnds = 4" in Corrugated Rib patt on smaller needles; 35 sts and 40 rnds = 4" in Border patt on larger needles; 32 sts and 40 rnds = 4" in Angel's Wing patt on larger needles.
Originally Published: Knitting Traditions Spring 2016