Snowmelt Tam & Toque

Pattern is available for $4.50

or visit pattern page on Ravelry

When the snow melts in the Sierra mountains of California, the John Muir Trail becomes like a maiden blushing with the sweetest colors in nature,  and from the frozen snow emerges delicate beauty to inspire this design. A classic springtime tam, with garlands of alpine wildflower motifs encircling a single wound-yarn button.

A classic spring tam & toque, knit in-the-round in a concentric-decreased design. Shetland yarn is ideal, for its fusing quality of the long floats to back of the colorwork. Experience in stranding suggested for managing up to 3 strands in knitting, a few rounds with long floats. Pattern uses original colorwork charts. A single wound-yarn (Dorset style) button for flourish. Duplicate stitching on the flowers at finish.

Tutorials for Snowmelt on my website : for Button HERE,  and for Duplicate Stitch HERE

Suggested yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight, Elemental Affects Natural Shetland Fingering, Harrisville Designs Shetland, or any 100% pure wool fingering yarn

Gauge: 7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in in colorwork pattern
Needle size: US 3 – 3.25 mm, or size to get gauge.  US 2 – 2.75 mm for corrugated rib, or size smaller than size to get gauge.
Yardage: 180 – 190 yards (165 – 174 m)
Sizes: One Size, with suggestions to make larger or smaller



Copyright of Jenjoyce Design
by Jennifer Jekel, Napa, California, USA

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