Notre-Dame Tam to Knit

Project Type Hats
Categories Knitting
Author Laura Ricketts
Format Project/Pattern

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This tam project is based on the upper rose window of the south fa├žade in Notre-Dame, and is the third in a series of stained-glass inspired tams Laura Ricketts have designed and knitted. The window was part of the attic set in the timber frame. This explains its demise in the fire, while the three ancient stained-glass rose windows in the sanctuary survived. Laura interpreted this upper rose window in the beautiful colors familiar to the ancient glass, but she hopes those who want to respond to the burning will replace the blues and pinks with oranges and reds for the fire.

Materials * Elemental Affects Shetland, 100% North American Shetland wool yarn, fingering weight, 118 yard (107.9 m)/28 gram (1 oz) skein, 2 skeins of #Fawn (MC), and 1 skein each of #47 Dark Purple (CC1), #49 Damsum Plum (CC2), #12 Berry (CC3), and #35 Agave (CC4) * Needles, sizes 1 (2.25 mm) and 2 (2.75 mm) circ 16 inches (40 cm) and set of double pointed or sizes needed to obtain gauge * Markers, one of contrasting color * Cable needle * Tapestry needle

Finished size: Brim circumference, 21 inches (53.3 cm); height, 8 inches (20.3 cm), after blocking

Gauge: 27 sts and 32 rnds = 4 in (10.2 cm) in 2-color rib patt on smaller needles

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