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A California Highlands Bonnet if there were to be one! Old mountain vineyards near my home inspire this tam, knit in natural shades of Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift 2ply yarn. Vineyard Rows is a design which brings together Northern California Wine Country & Scottish Highlands in theme and form. It is worked as traditional Fair Isle technique, shaped with concentric decreases and embellished with a toorie, yet this tam has contemporary style, and uses original colorwork motifs. Optional embroidered grapes adorn rambling grape vines with French knots in wine tones, creates a spectacular and colorful needlework finish !
Yarn: Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift. Four 25g balls in natural colors of Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift. If you wish to embroider grapes, use any suitable yarn in fingering weight you may have on hand for the small amount needed, however, suggested colors in Jamiesons Spindrift are listed.
Gauge: 7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in stranded stockinette stitch
Needles: US 3 – 3.25 mm circular or size to obtain gauge. Size smaller for rib, US 2½ – 3.0 mm , or two sizes smaller than size to obtain gauge.
Yardage: 240 – 260 yards (219 – 238 m)
Size: One size, 22″ head
Yarn Substitution Suggestion: Jamieson & Smith 2ply Shetland Supreme Light and fluffy Shetland yarn lends itself well to long floats, being somewhat self-fusing in the washing & drying process. Other yarns which are not Shetland, or at least 100% wool, may not work well.
Other Materials: Tapestry needle, decorative end-of-round marker, pattern repeat markers, optional crochet hook for provisional cast-on, double-pointed needles or additional circular needle to work decreases into center of crown.
Size: One size, 22” head, factoring 2” of negative ease and 20” finished band circumference. Tam measures 11 inches diameter flat, and 9 inches in height from brim to center of wheel when stretched vertically. (For slightly smaller or larger size, I suggest using a size smaller or larger needle respectively, than size which gives gauge.)
Skills: Provisional cast-on, knitting in-the-round, 2-color stranding, increasing/decreasing, i-cord bind-off, making a toorie (a small pompom), optional embroidery. Specific skills are explained in key in the instruction.
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Related post I wrote about “Knitting & Wine” HERE
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by Jennifer Jekel, Napa, California, USA