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Spectrum Tam and Scarf

Blending colors with mohair halo tam and scarf

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The designer makes the simplest knitting patterns (a two-row chevron stitch, slip-stitch panels, and garter stitch) set the blending colors of this tam and scarf in motion. A mohair halo reflects light and smooths color transitions. New colors radiate in rounds from the crown of the tam.
Finished Size: Scarf: 7" wide and 52" long. Hat: 19 1/4 (21 1/2)" band circumference. Hat shown measures 19 1/4".
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze (70% super kid mohair, 30% silk; 229 yd [209 m]/25 g): #628 cocoa (A), #595 liqueur (orange-red; B), #627 blood (C), #626 putty (light taupe; D), #632 hurricane (blue; E), #639 anthracite (gray; F), #629 fern (G), #597 jelly (chartreuse; H), 1 ball of each will make both hat and scarf. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
Yarn weight: #0 - Lace
Gauge: 20 sts and 36 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needle with 2 strands of yarn held tog.
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): 16" circular (cir). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" cir and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Waste yarn; markers (m); tapestry needle; 3 yd dark blue Rainbow Elastic for hat band.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Winter 2008

SKU: EP1728

Author/Speaker/Editor: Beverly Roberts

Format: eProject