Brackish by Malia Mae Joseph


January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
328 - 437 yards (300 - 400 m)
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This wonderfully wooly colorwork hat was designed on a dark winter retreat to Stockholm. The Swedish capital city spans over fourteen islands that make up part of the archipelago where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. This meeting of salty and fresh waters creates what is called brackish water.

The playful colorwork design found in this pattern moves from a ecru background to a green and finally a dark mottled grey background, mimicking the mingling of waters in this unforgettable city.


19/22/23” (47/52/57.5cm) circumference.
9.5”/24cm height without pom pom.

DK weight yarn
Color A: 110y/100m
Color B: 90y/82m
Color C: 20y/18m
Color D: 50y/46m
(not including pom pom)

Shown in:
West Wool Tandem
90% Falkland Merino 10% Texel
250 yards (229 m)
See colorwork chart for colorways used.

23sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in stranded stockinette

3.5mm circular needle or dpns
(worked in the round)
Always use needles that result in the correct gauge.

1 stitch marker (if using circular needle)
tapestry needle for working in ends