The Tam O’Shanter

A tam o’shanter is a bonnet made of wool, handknitted in one piece. It is flat, similar to a beret, but with a circumference twice that of the head. The cap is stretched on a wooden disc to create its unique flat shape. At the end of the sixteenth century, bonnet makers made these caps […]

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Magic Loop: Two Socks at a Time

No matter what your style of knitting is—and there are many—the choices of knitting needles for making socks are abundant. Working with double-pointed needles is the traditional practice for knitting socks. There, however, are a few new styles, including using two circular needles or one long (40 inches [101.6 cm] or longer) needle called the […]

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