Celtic Colours




Dunvegan (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Bheagan) named for Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and its famous Dunvegan Castle is also the seat of the Clan MacLeod. Nova Scotia’s Dunvegan on Cape Breton Island is home to the MacLeod family, the place where celebrated Canadian author Alistair MacLeod came every summer to write.

The Dunvegan tam (or beret) reflects the natural colours of this northern vista, matching beach and marsh. Worked in the round with the Fair Isle technique of two colours per round, it uses a handpainted yarn with colour variations that play across the fabric.

The sample pictured is knit with Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3-Ply, 65% wool, 35% silk, (230 m./252 yds. per 100 g. skein), Main Colour “Pewter”, Contrast Colours “Ivory” and “Red Fox”.


Size: Circumference at brim: 56 cm./22 in. (can expand to 61 cm./24 in.)
Circumference at crown (fullest point): 80 cm./32 in.
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Double knitting or light worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:
Main Colour (MC)--Pewter: 115 m./126 yds.
Contrast Colour (CC1)--Ivory: 105 m./115 yds.
Contrast Colour 2 (CC2)—Red Fox: 30 m./33 yds.
Needles: 3.5 mm. (US 4) and 4.0 mm. (US 6) double-pointed or circular
Gauge: 20 sts and 23 rounds = 10 cm./4 in. square in Pattern Stitich

Price for Pattern Alone: $7.00 CAD

Purchase Pattern: $7.00 CAD

Purchase ebook: $14.95 CAD

(eBook contains all 3 patterns. Loch Lomond, Dunvegan and Marion Bridge)