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Light Jig Tam

The light jig is the second dance learned in most Irish dance schools. Like the light reel, it is done in softshoes (aka ghillies; gill-eez). The time signature is 6/8, and 6 sts lend themselves nicely to a braid cable. I’ve kept the Moss st as it’s a lovely frame for cables and looks a lot fussier than it is.

The Light Jig Tam is knit from the top down, in the round. I have included both written and charted instructions.

Measurements: 10” / 25.4 cm across top


Size: fits heads up to 23”/ 58 cm circumference 


Gauge: in Moss* st: 28 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10cm

*Moss st in rnds over odd number of sts:

  1. (K1, P1), rep to last st: K1
  2. (K1, P1), rep to last st: K1
  3. (P1, K1), rep to last st: P1
  4. (P1, K1), rep to last st: P1

Materials:

  • 220 yds/202 m worsted weight wool (I used Patons Classic Wool in “royal blue” for tam shown)
  • size 4.0 mm/US 6 needles to work in the round (I worked on dpns throughout), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • st marker(s) (1 for beginning of round; 7 others if you want to mark each chart repeat)
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Update: A new Low Vision pdf has been added to this pattern’s file. Changes in the new pdf include: 22pt font instead of 12pt, photo(s) captioned, page numbers shifted to the lower left hand side from the lower right hand side, and use of bold type in place of italics.

You will get the following files:

  • PDF (273KB)
  • PDF (93KB)

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