Sergel by Ulrica Loeb


March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
383 yards (350 m)
Medium (woman)
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There is nothing more “stockholm:ish” than Sergels Torg in Stockholm. This square is in the central of Stockholm, not far from the train station. I have been thinking about doing a pattern using the graphic pattern for years. And here it is.

From Wikipedia:

“Sergels torg (in English: Sergel’s Square) is the most central public square in Stockholm, Sweden, named after 18th century sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel, whose workshop was once located north of the square.

Sergels torg has a dominant west-to-east axis and is divided into three distinct parts:

  1. A sunken pedestrian plaza furnished with a triangular pattern (colloquially referred to as Plattan, “The Slab”) and a wide flight of stairs leading up to the pedestrian street Drottninggatan, connecting south to Stockholm Old Town and north to Kungsgatan.
  2. This plaza is partly overbuilt by a roundabout centred on a glass obelisk and by the concrete decks of three major streets.
  3. North of this traffic junction is a considerably smaller open space overlooked by the high-rise façade of the fifth Hötorget Building from where the avenue Sveavägen extends north.”