The pile is getting rather ridiculous now. Perhaps I should sell some somewhere, somehow. My trouble is that I make each one different even if I use the same design, so they take time and the wool is not cheap. The price would have to be more than anyone is prepared to pay so in the end I give them away.
I found some lovely 8-ply alpaca in Doe Arnot and Flagstaff Alpacas range. They had a lot of marled wool in different shades and I thought I'd see how it looked knitted up in Fair Isle tams. I also tried using variegated colours which gave an impressionist look to the tams.
Here are some examples:
Here is the same tam in different colours:
Quite different, isn't it?
Here are two more marled tams - Butterfly and Star (using some Gimmerburn), and Tall Ships
and Hearts and Flowers
This is Gold Star in two colour combinations:
There are a couple more, using the Renaissance Dyeing 4-ply Poll Dorset. I'll give you a preview and I'll be writing up the patterns for them soon.
and Icelandic Trees.
Hope you like them.