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Old 08-27-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a simple Tam pattern?
Hello,

This is my second post and I can't find the first.

I have been trying to find a simple tam pattern with one color. I am not very good at reading patterns, but know a few of the basics. I really just need to know how many to increase and how often after finishing first portion. I would really appreciate a very simple pattern. I love using circular needles.

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Old 08-27-2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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You mean something like a beret? Those are usually done by knitting the ribbed band, then make all the increases on the next row, usually about 1 as many as you started with. If you have 80 sts, you inc to 120. Then knit about 7-9" and make the decs evenly. If you have 120 sts then k10, k2tog all the way around the first dec round. Knit one or two rounds plain, then k9, k2tog all the way around the 2nd dec round. Knit the one or 2 rounds, then k8, k2tog all the way around. Keep alternating dec rounds with one less st between decs with the knit rounds until you have about 4 sts between decs. Then just do dec rounds with no plain knit ones between. This shaping usually works out okay.

You should be able to find some patterns at www.knittingpatterncentral.com and www.dailyknitter.com too.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns http://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Handy...2934850&sr=8-1 has a tam pattern that is easy to customize as you wish.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:44 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
You mean something like a beret? Those are usually done by knitting the ribbed band, then make all the increases on the next row, usually about 1 as many as you started with. If you have 80 sts, you inc to 120. Then knit about 7-9" and make the decs evenly. If you have 120 sts then k10, k2tog all the way around the first dec round. Knit one or two rounds plain, then k9, k2tog all the way around the 2nd dec round. Knit the one or 2 rounds, then k8, k2tog all the way around. Keep alternating dec rounds with one less st between decs with the knit rounds until you have about 4 sts between decs. Then just do dec rounds with no plain knit ones between. This shaping usually works out okay.

You should be able to find some patterns at www.knittingpatterncentral.com and www.dailyknitter.com too.
This is exactly one I have been looking for. Just the amount to increase and how often. Also, the information on the decrease amount. Wish everyone would make this so simple. Barbie
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My stitch counts were just a basic example though, you may find casting on 80 sts to be too large or too small, depends on your yarn and needle size. But if you need 92 for example, then you inc to 130 sts and your decs would be k11, k2tog, etc. Check those two sites for an actual pattern which will help you learn basic construction.
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