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Pentland Farm Scottish Tam
Created By: Elspeth Young
Craft: knit
Materials: As we hunted for yarn for the ideal yarn for the tam we created, we were completely enchanted by Lion Brand's Fishermen's Wool (ostensibly "perfect for felting," but also for any Scottish tam, scarf, or sweater), and snatched up a skein of a slightly hearthered Skye-terrier-gray, called "Oatmeal," for the purpose. (We were equally taken with "Nature's Brown"--a deep chocolatey color, but one that would not show stitch nuances as well—and "Soft Cream"—though "Soft Cream" seemed an unlikely choice for a tam since it could be dangerously touchy.)
Pattern Source: magazine: Pentland Farm Tam

I designed this Scottish tam pattern for publication in Vol 11 No 3 of "The Storybook Home Journal," a bi-monthly magazine which features ideas for incorporating classic literature into everyday life. I wanted to capture the mood of "Greyfriars Bobby" by designing a one-size-fits all tam, perfect for wearing on a morning stroll among the heather. The finished tam makes a generous, flopping hat for little ones, and a jaunty, fitted tam-like "toque" for youth and adults.



 
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