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Behind the Scenes: The Black and White Fair Isle Tam

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the first few days of the New Year.

I am delighted to announce that this is the first behind-the-scenes post of an item for sale, so without further ado, the Black and White Fair Isle Tam!


After the first few rows of fair isle, I was beginning to see what the two colours would look like together….

Then it started taking shape…

Nearly done!

This is the gorgeous tam on the inside…


Complete! Or almost…

Pre-blocking it was too puffy for my liking…

But some water and a dinner plate really did the trick!

Pre- and Post-blocking:

Not bad for a first go, eh?


My mind is already whirring with new colour options, including gradient yarns!

And there you have it. That is the story behind the Black and White Fair Isle Tam.


*As an important note, this is not one of my original patterns. It is from Lion Brand Yarn,

8 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes: The Black and White Fair Isle Tam

      1. I did finally pick up circular needles, successfully transferred my scarf from the straights to the circular. What an experience, at first I felt like I was fighting with the cord and the scarf trying to decide if I wanted the cord behind the scarf of in front of it next to my body! Two weeks later, knitting here and there (because I have been sidetracked by the crochet mermaids) I have finally decided that I like the cord between my and the scarf. Knitting still feels awkward – but I’m loving the light airy lace that it provides.

        Silly question, I know that when I block the scarf that it will be much stretchier than crochet – so what’s a good unblocked length for a knit scarf?

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      2. Depending on how you want it to wear, the best way to know is by wrapping it around your neck to the length that you like ! What kind of yarn are you using? On a scarf, blocking shouldn’t change the length too much unless you stretch/pin in while blocking.


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