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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!

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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…

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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?

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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, http://www.lionbrand.com/

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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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