Power of Four by Artesanitarium Designs

Power of Four

by Artesanitarium Designs
March 2018
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, worked flat
US 8 - 5.0 mm
186 - 219 yards (170 - 200 m)
One size fits all, 62 cm in circumference
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Unity | Equality | Love | Humanity

The bridges we build to connect
The distance that makes us forget
Hate dividing us, love reminding us
Of our shared humanity

In these uncertain times, when people are afraid, we need a little light and brightness in our lives. We need to connect and regain our power, we need to feel safe and united. This is what it all comes down to four things, the braids: unity, equality, love and humanity.

The base of this hat represents the world, all the things, good and bad that are going on right now. The cables represent us, the women of this world, how we come together to light up the dark times and fight for our rights! Together we are stronger and we will change the world!

This pattern is test knitted and tech edited by some wonderful women!

Main color (MC): 80 g of Aran weight. Original sample uses Natura: Lauri Sukkalanka, color: black, 199 m (218 y)/100 g.
Contrast color (CC): 25 g of DK weight. Original sample uses Bits & Hobs Yarns & Fibers: Organic Merino, color: Sourz, 225 m (246 y)/100 g.

40 cm (16 inch) circular needle or a set of 5, 20 cm (8 inch) Double Pointed Needles, 5 mm (US 8) or to obtain gauge.

18 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch, knitted flat.

1 Stitch Marker
4 Stitch Holders, different color to identify each braid
Tapestry needle

Each braid needs its own ball of yarn. 10 meters (11 yards) should be enough. If it’s not, use the Magic Knot (Knotions tutorial, link included in the pattern) to add more yarn, just don’t cut the yarn ends, hide them inside the i-cord.

Worked in i-cord with CC
One i-cord rnd: K4, sl the sts back to left-hand needle.
Braid 1 is the first one, braid 2 the second one, braid 3 the third one and braid 4 the fourth one.
The braids are attached to the hat with 4 rnds, twisting the MC yarn from the hat around the CC at the beg of every rnd, just as you would do a color change when knitting intarsia (Purl Soho Tutorial, link included in the pattern).

Beg = Beginning
CC = Contrast color
CO = Cast on
K = Knit
LLI = Left leaning increase
M = Stitch marker
MC = Main color
P = Purl
PM = Place marker
Rep = Repeat
RLI = Right leaning increase
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS =Right side of the work
Sl = Slip
SM = Slip marker
St(s) = Stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette stitch
WS = Wrong side of the work
Yo = Yarn over