Ness Tam by Marie Wallin

Ness Tam

October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Fairisle
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1148 yards (1050 m)
One size only. To fit average head: 53-56cm (21-22in)
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The NESS TAM was the project from a very popular day workshop in 2017 and then a successful kit in 2018. Knitted in Jamieson’s of Shetland SPINDRIFT, this tam is a good introduction to Fairisle knitting and is suitable for the beginner as it uses simple repeating patterns and is knitted in the round. The design uses 10 balls of SPINDRIFT and the colours are listed below:

Fog 272
Highland Mist 1390
Pacific 763
Paprika 261
Yellow Ochre 230
Bramble 155
Damask 567
Shaela 102
Sholmit 103
Tundra 190

If knitting using circular needles that a 40cm fixed cable length is suggested for the main part of the tam, reducing down to 25cm fixed cable length and the double pointed needles for the crown.