October 28, 2004


Now this looks like a tam!



As many of you suggested, and I suspected, the problem was the number of rows over which the decreases were done. The pattern calls for a row of knitting straight in between each decrease round; following the advice of the SnBers I ripped out the decrease section and reknit it decreasing every row. Not only did that give me a nice flat top, it also made the swirl of the decreases much more pronounced. I then blocked it over the bottom of a spring-form cake pan, and voila! Like the pompom? My only concern is that it fit properly; I’m a little worried the bottom part isn’t long enough, so it won’t sit right on her head. But Tyla has a little head, so I’ll wait and see. I have lots of yarn left over, so I could always redo it with more length if need be.

Thanks for the suggestions, by the way — it’s good to have confirmation from the world at large that it’s not me, it’s the pattern!

Posted by Aven at October 28, 2004 02:22 PM

Hooray! Isn’t it nice to know that it’s not the pattern. And that most times it isn’t you.

I always like that.

Posted by: steph at October 28, 2004 03:53 PM

Looks great — I love the more pronounced swirl!

Posted by: Vicki at October 28, 2004 05:03 PM

looks great. love the swirl.

Posted by: froggy at October 29, 2004 05:09 AM


Has tam, is excited.

Posted by: Tyla at October 29, 2004 12:46 PM

The tam is beautiful! So much so that I even exclaimed “Beautiful!” out loud when the picture of the tam appeared. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by: Ryan at October 29, 2004 01:36 PM

Love the tam, very pretty colour. I know you said Mission Falls yarn what is the colour name/number?

Posted by: Paula at November 1, 2004 05:32 AM