Södermalm by Maria Montzka

Södermalm

Knitting
March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
165 - 185 yards (151 - 169 m)
One size
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The inspiration for this hat came from the cobble stone streets, unique stone buildings, and the architectural interest of a densely populated area perched atop of Mariaberget (Maria Mountain) on Södermalm, an island in the center of Stockholm.

With a mixture of buildings dating back to the 1700s as well as some more recent additions, the Northern shore of Södermalm is visually interesting with it’s sheer cliff that drops from the mountain top to the water as well as it’s castle-like buildings that appear to be built into the mountain side.

I wanted to create a hat that could portray some of these different lines and textures through stranded colorwork. This hat incorporates two contrasting colors, which portray the windows and cobblestones that can be found on Södermalm today.

Size
One size to fit average adult head 19-23.5”

Gauge
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4in/10cm

Materials
Approx. 100 yards (90 meters) of Background Color and
65 yards (60 meters) of Dominant Color.

Needles
US 4 (3.5mm) and US 8 (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge