Hello friends, wishing you all a very happy new year!
Can you believe that we are already almost half way through January! Christmas is fast fading into memories, very happy ones for sure, but time flies by so quickly doesn’t it.
I had promised myself just selfish knitting during the holidays, but somehow I don’t seem to manage that very well. Without pre planning I started a project that has turned into my first pattern release for 2018 and today, together with my friend Claudia from Wollsinn in Germany, I am proud to introduce my
T u l i p T a m
The inspiration for this Tam o’Shanter (Tam) came to me during a recent visit to Amsterdam. Visiting Museums and the flower market, seeing all those beautiful Delft tiles and hundreds of different kinds of Tulips made me want to try and incorporate both into a new design. Add to this the stunning Einrum Yarn, 80% Icelandic Wool (for warmth) 20% Mulberry Thai Silk (for drape and sheen) and you will end up with a stylish accessory that keeps you warm during the colder months of the year.
I have already worn my version every day since I finished it, it really keeps me warm and toasty when out walking my dog.
All you need is the following:
100g Einrum E+2 Yarn – 80% Icelandic Wool/20% Mulberry Thai Silk – 50g/208m
The Sample uses 50g shade 1001 (white) – 50g shade 1014 (blue) – Tip: The Tam works best when choosing 2 contrasting colours – one light & one dark.
Set of 2.75mm Double Pointed Needles
2.75mm short Circular Needle
50cm Rib Band circumference, but it will stretch to fit up to 57cm head circumference.
The entire Tam is knitted in the round which means that the only time you have to purl ist at the beginning when knitting the Rib Band. This is also a great project for someone who is still fairly new to stranded knitting.
Claudia has put together some beautiful colour combination kits which also include the pattern and you can choose between two languages, English or German. Just click on the link HERE to go straight through to her online shop.
Keep warm and happy knitting!