Cat's Eye Tam

May 5, 2011
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Cat's Eye Tam
Mary Jane Mucklestone

Classic styling on a fun topper. A cat's eye lace pattern atop a simple Fair Isle band


Finished Size 19½" head circumference, with ribbing relaxed; will stretch to accommodate up to 22" head circumference.
Yarn Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% pure shetland wool; 114 yd [105 m]/25 g): #685 delft (blue; MC), 2 skeins; #120 eesit (white; CC1) and #525 crimson (red; CC2), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Simply Shetland.
Needles Ribbing—size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir). Body—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); tapestry needle; 10" diameter dinner plate for blocking.
Gauge 27 sts and 30 rnds = 4" in St st colorwork patt on larger needles; 20 sts and 30 rnds = 4" in cat’s eye patt on larger needles.

 


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