Knitscene Spring 2013: Seafoam Tam by Catherine Sheilds

The preview of the Spring 2013 issue of Knitscene was recently published online. This issue showcases the play of stitch movement and color placement within a knitted garment and  highlights the designs of Catherine Shields, a great designer who was inspired by the changing state of nature for her exclusive collection.

seafoam-tam

The Seafoam Tam by Catherine Shields was inspired by the swirling nature of seafoam in the early hours of the morning and gives a refreshing take on the traditional tam. Knit out of Savannah in the color seafoam, a light blue-green with creme undertones, this tam features a subtle cable movement with a simple button detail.  The shaping is created using short-rows and then grafted together to create a seamless finish. The inherent texture from both the yarn and cable stitch pattern pay homage to Catherine's nature-inspired tam, and is a great transitional piece into spring.

Pattern Specifications:

  • Size: 20 1/2" brim circumference and 10 3/4" diameter
  • Yarn: Savannah: seafoam, 2 skeins
  • Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" in mock cable and rib pattern on larger needle, after blocking
  • Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm): 16" circular (cir) needle, US 5 (3.75 mm): 16" cir needle
  • Markers (m) • Waste Yarn • One 5/8" button

Photos: © 2013 Knitscene.