|Swatch for tam before felting|
Before felting this swatch measures 6" wide by 6 1/2" high across the full swatch. Just the stockinette portion measures 4 3/4" wide by 5 1/2" high and is 19 stitches by 28 rows.
The tam is an historically correct version from Piecework magazine (love that historical knitting!) and will be paired with a set of kilt hose done in intarsia. I dyed the yarn for the yellow in the Wallace tartan since it wasn't available in both of the yarn types I was using and I wanted the pieces to match as much as possible. The kilt hose will be done in a lightweight two ply yarn called Palette (also from Knit Picks). Here are the shots of the yarn with the magazine photo so you'll have some idea of what I'm talking about.
|Yarns and photo of kilt hose|
Then there is the photo of the tam along with the yarn, tartan and photo from Piecework - interestingly enough these both came from the same issue of the magazine, how cool is that?
|Yarns and photo for tam|