Bohus Knitting (Part 1 of 2)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Courtney Kelley
World Traditions
Class Details:
The Swedish workshop founded by Emma Jacobsson, Bohus knitting, is best known for its beautiful hand-knitted items made famous in the late 1930s through the ‘60s for their attention to detail, innovative design and color, and exacting standards of craftsmanship. Traditional Bohus patterns utilized a fine-weight angora and wool blend to create a gorgeous halo and tonal gradations of color. The addition of purl stitches and the sometimes third—or fourth or fifth—color per row opened up limitless design possibilities for the knitter. In this class we will learn a bit about the history of Bohus knitting, as well as the technique used to create its masterful effects. Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; have knit a few accessories; easy colorwork
Supplies for Class:
Please bring double pointed or small circular needles size 2 and 4 for working in the round. Yarn will be provided by Kelbourne Woolens.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):
$15, for handouts, yarn, and patterns