Burwick Tam

designed by Diane Zangl

Burwick Tam by Diane Zangl for Happy Fuzzy Yarn

Burwick is a small village and harbor in South Ronaldsay, the southernmost of the Orkney Islands, just off the northern tip of mainland Scotland. It’s also the name of this tam. The lower band of “bars” represent piers in the harbor. The motifs that follow represent the heather that grows near there, first at mid-range, and then in a close up view.

Fits most adults. Shown in Margaret and Macaw.

Yarn: Merino Mono

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), knitting in the round, knitting on double pointed needles, reading charts

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.

Starry Night Socks

designed by Riin Gill

One of my favorite paintings is Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. I thought it would be fun to interpret it in sock form. The socks don’t really look at all like the painting, but they still remind me of it.

You will need to pay attention to the chart while you’re knitting these; it’s not a pattern you can memorize. There are some long stretches between colors, and you need to catch the floats loosely so the socks still stretch.

Yarn: Corrie Sock

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), knitting in the round, knitting on double pointed needles, knowledge of basic sock construction, reading charts

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.