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Old 12-21-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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knitted tam/beret help
Hi All,
I am attempting to make my first tam for a last minute Christmas gift. I found a pattern on ravelry and started the tubular cast on. I casted on 48 sts and did the tubular cast on which gave me 96 sts. The I have to do 1" of a 2x2 rib. I did a few rows and it seems like the brim is too small and doesn't seem big enough. I mean it does have an incredible stretch, but I don't think it's going to stretch enough for an average head.
I don't want to keep doing the patten if it's not going to be large enough.
My question is, if I continue doing the 2x2 rib and then continue in pattern will the 2x2 rib give it enough stretch?
Here's the link on ravelry
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baroness-beret
I am using Queensland Rustic Tweed. Size US5 needles for the cast on and then in pattern using size US7. The yarn is worsted weight and usually calls for size US8 so I figured it would be great and it should give it a great stretch.
Anyone who has knitted tams before would probably know if it will be large enough and if I am doing something wrong.
Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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I have completed 4: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_..._43432,00.html
The first one, I used the instructions/needles to the T...then the next 3 I kindda fiddled around and managed to get great fits too....First 1 was for a teen girl the rest guys..believe it or not the pat was right on...
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:44 PM   #3
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Thanks! It's just that I have never done this before and it seems waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too tight. I'll keep going and see if it grows. I guess that if it's still too tight, I can rip it apart and add rows to the cast on and decrease it evenly around when I start my 2x2 rib or when I start the main pattern.
Anyone else with any experience?
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