Sunday, October 14, 2007

Or like the Rainbow's lovely form ...

This isn't Tam's "gude blue bonnet" but it's lovely all the same.
The This and That Tam (TaTT) because sometimes I need the joy of creation and the glory of colour as well as the solace of knitting.

Right side

I started knitting one round with a different yarn each time but soon tired of that. As this is garter stitch, I switched to slip every second stitch in the knit round to get a more textured effect and to distribute the colours better. Occasionally I threw in a normal knit round which worked quite well.


Reverse side

I like the effect of the "floats" on the reverse. The tam would work either way and could, conceivably, be a reversable garment.

Technically this is not a good piece, but I'm so enamoured of the colours and the texture, I'm forgiving myself the very amateurish yarn changes.

9 comments:

Kate said...

Beautiful! It looks like tapestry!

Bells said...

oh it's lovely. Great colours. Lots of my personal faves. And I love how you just played. Playing is good. And sometimes it pays off!

Donna Lee said...

Why is it not "technically a good piece"? You like it, it is wearable and beautiful. What more do you need for it to be? I love the textural changes and the colors are gorgeous. And I think it is amazing that you just sat down and made it up as you went along.

TinkingBell said...

Just lovely - I'd waer a hat like that (and I hardly ever wear winter hats!) gorgeous colours!

Margie said...

yay for berets! nice work. :)

Olivia said...

It's gorgeous! Will you wear it?

chocolatetrudi said...

It's just lovely, and giving me the itch to make another tam. I'd like to see it being modelled - how about a pic?

Taphophile said...

Thank you all. I may wear it. It's a little large. I did a traditional garter stitch band and it doesn't feel grippy enough. Ribbing for the next one. As soon as it's properly blocked I'll see if I can find a head model.

2paw said...

It looks great!! I love the colours and the way the pattern works!! I wish I could wear hats...