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Topic: Meg Swansen Entrelac Tams  (Read 1544 times)
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« on: February 28, 2011 03:12:56 PM »

...I'd say I've knitted at least 10 of these over the past three years. They knit up quick and the adult sized hat is knitted in the round in Chunky weight yarn though I've knitted at least one with two strands of dk, knitted one to the same pattern in dk for my sister's bear and my practice one in a smaller version of the pattern from the same magazine also with one strand of dk. It's a Meg Swansen pattern from the Summer 1992 issue of 'Knitter's' magazine (my mother's copy, not mine as I was 2 years old when it was published).

The first full sized tam and the second entrelac item I ever knitted. (The first was the practice mini tam). The yarn is Wendy Mode Chunky and I chose colours to match my coat, then knitted the ribble mbius scarf to match the coat and the hat.

Slouchy hat is slouchy. The hats are made up of four tiers and I used a different colour for each tier. It may or may not look goofy but this is very much my favourite hat that I own (not that I have many) I knitted it in the winter of my first year at university which was my first year living away from home so... sentimental hat.

The most recent hat I've knitted from this pattern. It's for a friend of a friend who I don't know although the friend I do know was kind enough to pay me for my troubles! ...Or was this the one for the friend herself?? She 'comissioned' me to make a lot of these hats! This is probably the hat with the most (small) departures from the original pattern and even then I only adjusted the ribbing for a closer fit round the head and did a teensy bit of colourwork in the final tier (my friend wanted one similar to mine but since sentimental hat is sentimental I wanted it to be one of a kind so I incorporated one of her favourite colours - pillar box red - into the design) I was thinking working a similar dark border on every tier may have resulted in a vaguely tartan-esque look but have yet to experiment further. I was given "Entr to Entrelac" for Christmas this year though so there are plenty of entrelac projects to come to experiment with, I'm sure!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011 03:30:00 PM »

they're lovely.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011 04:48:24 PM »

oh man I love that second one!

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