Shebeke Tam Knitting Pattern Download
Although stained glass is often thought of as a Western art form, it was also popular in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Persia (modern-day Iran and Azerbaijan) for mosques, palaces, and other buildings. Shebeke windows joined small panes of colorful glass with wood strips rather than leading. The Shebeke Tam uses the same bright colors a shebeke artisan might choose today.
Designer: Laura Ricketts
Finished Size: 17 (19, 21)" circumference at brim and 8 (9, 11)" tall. Tam shown measures 19".
Specific Yarn Used: Elemental Affects Shetland (100% North American Shetland; 118 yd [108 m]/1 oz [28 g]): moorit (brown; A),?2 skeins; #35 agave (dark teal; B), #32 Agean Sea (light teal; C), #26 ochre (medium yellow; D), and #25 old gold (dark yellow; E), 1 skein each.?
Needles: Size 2 (2.75mm): 16" circular (cir). Size 3 (3.25 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: 24 sts and 46 rnds = 4" in garter patt on larger needles.
Notes: This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back.