Endpaper Tam

Notes: I cast on 160st and knit the same rib used in the mitts. Then I increased 1 st for every 2 to get 240 st. Changing to the larger needles, I divided the stitches into 4 sections of pattern with the last st a purl to emulate the mitt’s ‘seam’ st.

When I ran out of red yarn I knit a green round, then purled a round, then decreased for the top with paired decreases either side of two stitches, at eight points every four rounds.

Since the yarn is thin and soft, this is a very slouchy tam. But that’s the way I like ‘em!

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I have to confess, I feel both guilty and amused that so many commenters have guessed the pattern I mentioned disliking last post. Though I guess I’m only guessing that they guessed correctly. Like Lynne, I’ve wondered how the pattern could be tweaked to make it more flattering, then I remember that I don’t like knitting lace and have plenty of other patterns I’m dying to knit or crochet.

Most of all I love Jessica’s ploy of queueing ugly patterns to torment her daughter. You are my kind of evil.

I started Swizzle yesterday after winding my test ball of Bendy Alpaca into three cakes so I can knit the yarn tripled. After only a few hours knitting I ran out of yarn just two rows before finishing the back. It felt almost naughty to be knitting that fast! But now I have to wait until my order arrives before I can continue. So patience must follow instant gratification.

The first Froot Loops sock grew a bit. It’s neither a fast or slow pattern. Neither too fiddly or too boring. But I’ve got a hankering for a big project now that Swizzle is on hold. Not sure I’m quite up to starting Alex yet. But the Inca Jacket… hmm. That is tempting.

3 thoughts on “Endpaper Tam

  1. gorgeous tam, just the right amount of drape (that sounds sort of insane when talking about a hat, but you know what I mean).

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