Ravelry: Colour your own Fair Isle Tam pattern by Ruskin's notes

I don't like tams but love the colors and pattern on this. Ravelry: Colour your own Fair Isle Tam pattern by Ruskin's notes

Beanie or Tam with three charted color work options.   ANOTHER work of art.  Amazing!!!

Berries and Branches Hat pattern by Lynn Nilges

Ravelry: Fair Isle Hat Recipe with Berries and Branches Crown pattern by Lynn Manderville

Fair Isle Tams from Knitting in Color ~ Sheila McGregor's Traditional Fair Isle Knitting (very inexpensive Dover reprint) Carol Rasmussen Noble's Knitting Fair Isle Mittens and Gloves (easy to find although some chart errors in the patterns) Ann Feitelson's The Art of Fair Isle Knitting (probably out-of-print by now??) Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting (excellent book on the subject but you'll most likely have to sell one of your children to get a copy)

Fair Isle Tams from Knitting in Color - This is a good overview about what is and isn't Fair Isle.

Hall of Fire Tam by Kate Wallace

Another astoundingly beautiful tam or beret designed by Kate Wallace. I sent Kate a multi-coloured batch of Organic Poll Dorset .

Selbu Modern - rocking the rockqua | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Selbu Modern by Kate Gagnon Osborn - from the designer: "The all over floral motif of this colorwork beret was inspired by a double-knit wall hanging my husband brought back for me from Norway.

Fair Isle Tam pattern

Please note- added this pattern comes out pretty large. I felted the original by hand and that took care of the size issues (th.

Ravelry: Snow Ghost pattern by Aimee Alexander

Snow Ghost pattern by Aimee Alexander

Ravelry: Ruskin's Winter Forest Tam

Ruskin's Winter Forest Tam

This a winter tam inspired by the pine trees and frost crystals of Richmond Deer Park in London where Queen Elizabeth I used to hunt. The love hearts are inspired by Christmas in Denmark.

Ravelry: Fair Isle Hat by Janet McMahon

A beautiful, colourful Fair Isle Hat, knitted in the round and great for using up leftover scraps of 4 ply yarn.

Tam_GarnetsSm by Feralknitter, via Flickr

This template is used in my Color Outside the Lines: Fair Isle Tam workshops. Colors are not indicated on the template--students place colors themselves, making each tam unique.