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sguinbar
08-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Hello all,

This is my first time posting a message and I hope you will bear with me. I have been knitting for two years and only do scarfs, hats and purses. I've really never learned how to read a pattern, but have tried with a little success.

I have been looking for a pattern (uncomplicated) for a Tam for my Granddaughter. I only want to use one color and know how to increase through the back of the stitch, knit, pearl, YO and knit two together. I love using circular needles. Every pattern I look at has different colors and seems so complicated. I've tried making one up, but my increases make the had wavy and bulky.

So my questions and/or request is does anyone have a basic pattern for how many increases and what type of ones?

Thank you to any responses.

Barbie

Sknitter56
08-28-2010, 11:07 AM
Here's a couple of websites for tams done all one color. You'll probably need a set of dpn's (double pointed needles) when you start your decreases because there won't be enough stitches on your circular needle to stretch around the needle.
http://droppedastitch.blogspot.com/2007/10/tweedy-tam.html
http://www.whatifknits.com/?cat=30
Ravelry also has lots of tams on their site. You should check it out.

suzeeq
08-28-2010, 01:43 PM
You can also do the top of hats with a 2nd circular or a longer one using the magic loop technique.