I re-engineered this pattern based on a hat we saw in Gamla Stan, the old part of Stockholm. This one has a tvåändsstickning (Swedish twined knitting) brim and stranded colorwork top. There are brief instructions for the tvåändsstickning technique in the pattern, as well as links to more detailed instructions.
This was my first colorwork project, and I think it’s a good place to start – you use two different traditional colorwork techniques, also using a traditional sport-weight yarn with some stretch to make tensioning easier, on a project small enough to make the first-time awkwardness of dealing with two yarns tolerable. I definitely noticed I was going along a lot faster by the end.
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