Nana's Knitting Shop

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tamming It Up!

Nancy Marchand's Brioche Windmill Tam has taken Nana's by storm!

We had several classes on it and on Harlot Day, the South Suburban S&B group decided to make it too! The great thing about this tam is that it looks terrific on everyone. Alas, it can be a booger to knit. Even though it is a small project, it can cause great anxiety and I've witnessed much ripping.

As Nancy Marchand says, "Rounds 1 and 2 can be tedious rounds because you have so few stitches. Do your best to plow through them because it quickly gets easier and very enjoyable."

Most, however, have to plow through rounds 1-11 before it gets easy and very enjoyable. Once you master it, knitting them becomes addictive!

Tracy and Kristen were the first to finish from our class. Here's Tracy's:

Tracy liked the technique so well, she went on to start Nancy's Capelet from Interweave's Wrap Style:

Pretty cool, isn't it?

Here's Kristen's tam:

Georgann has made four since our class:

Here are the S&B Group's tams:

Linda was the first of the Group to finish:

Here's Tammi's:

Joanne was thrilled to finish hers:

For those of you who would like to make it, but are a little imitimidated by the pattern, I will be offering another class on Tuesday, July 15 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. Check it out here.


Blogger Knitterary said...

I'm thinking of Sandwater.

Will probably change my mind ten times before I finish Fulmar and Catherine Parr, though!

7:09 PM  

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