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Bohus KAL Meeting

  • 11/05/2017
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Middleton Public Library

Please join us at the second Bohus KAL group meeting at the Middleton Public Library in the Leonard Archer room.

This year’s Knit-Along (KAL) theme is Bohus knitting (Bohus Stickning). Bohus designs are known for their finely knit, intricate, and beautiful color work. While the Bohus style is best known for the circular yoke sweater, there are also patterns for set-in sleeve sweaters, jackets, hats, scarves, mittens, and wristers. Yarns are either fine wool or an angora/wool blend in a rich color palette. There is a Bohus pattern to meet anyone’s color preference, style, or desired project size. The patterns are knit at a fine gauge, about 8.5 stitches per inch for the angora-blend yoke sweaters and 7.5 stitches per inch for the all-wool sweaters. The color patterns are stranded, differing from traditional Fair Isle in that some rows have more than two colors and contain purl stitches on the right side. The purl stitches pull color from other rows and add to the complexity and subtlety of the appearance of the color work.

So far, on September 24, we have met and discussed what we planned to make and what resources are available for information, patterns, and kits. We discussed issues with interpreting Bohus Stickning patterns and getting the sweaters to fit. Many of us are making hats, and a scarf and a few sweaters are also planned. Although a few of us have one or two completed Bohus projects; for most of us, this will be our first Bohus. So, come and learn with us.

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