Södermalm Light by Maria Montzka
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Södermalm Light

Knitting
March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
205 - 240 yards (187 - 219 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
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4in/10cm

Materials
Approx. 145 yards (133 meters) of Background Color and
90 yards (83 meters) of Dominant Color.

Needles
US 1 (2.25mm) and US 3 (3.25mm) or size needed to obtain gauge