Gur-e-Amir Hat by Donna Druchunas & Ava Coleman
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Gur-e-Amir Hat

Knitting
November 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Charted color work
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
one size, to fit an adult woman

Inspired by the amazing mosaic work at the Gur-e Amir Mausoleum in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, this hat and the matching stole are my attempt at incorporating the beauty of Islamic geometric designs into knitting. The patterns are simple to knit, and the rhythm and repetition can be meditative, recreating the state experienced by Islamic artists as they create these detailed works of art as well as by those who view their amazing creations.