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.


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.