Updated 18-Aug-2015

Sånga Ärgad Bård and Sånga Roströd Bård - Hat

Pattern for download

Price: 6,25 USD (Incl. Swedish VAT. Final VAT amount depends on the buyer's country.)

The motif for the hat Ärgad bård and Roströd bård is inspired by a stencil painted motif from the medieval murals in Sånga church, Uppland.

The motif, painted in ferric oxide red, was used to decorate empty space around biblical figures and as a border. In 1687 the murals were whitewashed, but in 1902 they were uncovered and (unfortunately rather badly) restored. At that time a copy of the stencil was made, but now slightly bigger than the original. The new stencil was used for borders painted in ferric oxide red around the windows. One border was painted inside an arched doorway in a bright turquoise colour. Probably only one colour was used when painting the doorway border, but over the years some of the motifs have verdigrised into different shades, from turquoise to the deepest ocean green. Sånga Ärgad bård and Roströd bård means Verdigrised border and Rusty red border from Sånga.

The hat Sånga Ärgad bård and Roströd bård is available in one size. The hat has a more defined slouch on a smaller head. Measurement of garment: The circumference is approx. 58 cm above ribbing before round of increases. The pattern includes two versions: Ärgad bård is knitted with a hand dyed yarn with tonal variations from bright turquoise to a deep sea green, and Roströd bård, which is knitted with a hand dyed yarn that varies in shades from light to dark rusty red.

Yarn, Ärgad bård

Opal 75% wool and 25% polyamide in colour natural white (approx. 425 m / 100 g) and Blue Stocking from String Theory Yarn 80% Blue Faced Leicester superwash wool and 20% nylon in colour Agave (384 m / 110 g) or similar.

Yarn, Roströd bård

Lanett superwash from Sandnes garn 100% merino wool in natural white 1012 and black 1099 (50 g / 195 m) and Ranco Solid from Araucania 75% wool and 25% polyamide in colour PT487 (344 m / 100 g) or similar.

Needle size, Ärgad bård

Short (40 cm) 2, 2.5 and 3 mm circular needles, 2.5 mm double pointed needles.

Needle size, Roströd bård

Short (40 cm) 2, 2.5 and 3 mm circular needles, 2.5 and 3 mm double pointed needles.

Gauge

Approx. 32 sts and 36 rounds stranded knitting as in chart on larger needles = 10 cm.

This pattern is also available in swedish

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Photo of the hat Sånga Ärgad BårdPhoto of the hat Sånga Ärgad BårdMural from Sånga Church
Photo of the hat Sånga Roströd BårdPhoto of the hat Sånga Roströd BårdMural from Sånga Church