Monday, June 3, 2013

New Video for June - Tam Take Two

I redid my original tam video, adding more titles with needle numbers and so forth, but most importantly, showing how to do it with sew-as-you-go joining of the hat to the ribbed band.

UPDATE:  Try clicking on the video now.  I think a settings change over at YouTube may have fixed the problem.


  1. I clicked on the video and got the figure 8 bind off. Where else will I find it. The yarn you used looks delicious.

  2. Hi Diana,
    Don't know what is happening, but when I click on your new tam video, the figure 8 bind off comes up. Could it be just my computer? Thought you should know in case it's something you can fix.

  3. The video was the figure 8 bind off and graft, not the tam.

  4. I had trouble with YouTube wanting to default to the second video, too, which was the figure 8 video. I eventually got YouTube to play the tam video, but I couldn't get it to work directly from here.

  5. I had the hardest time with YouTube. It took no less than five tries to get the video file uploaded, and now it's acting squirrelly. I guess we'll watch and see.

    Maybe I should try putting it up again, or redo this embed. It is working properly on my own computer, but that doesn't tell me what my readers are experiencing.

  6. Love the Tam. If I wanted to minimise the Tam for a child, would I:
    1. Measure the radius (top of head to about middle of ear) to get a measurement.
    2. Do a swatch and use the swatch measurement and radius measurement from above to work out how many stitches to cast on.
    3. Knit a triangle of the Tam and see how many edge stitches (what would usually be attached with the SAYG to the rib band)
    4. Multiply the number of edge stitches on that first triangle by 6 (because there are 6 wedges in the Tam) to get the total amount of needles I need to use on the rib band?

    Or is there a better way?

  7. I have child-sized tams in the Goldilocks book. They're worsted weight.

  8. I Have done my first triangle but the the video skips to the part you're taking the hat off, I don't know which needles to use for the 2nd triangle, I'm a novice but I've got this far, help!!

  9. Do 2nd triangle exactly like the first, using the same needles as the first.