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Sunday, May 02, 2010


The Bohus, she is done.
It's been done for several weeks, in fact. Even managed to find two occasions when it was cool enough out to wear it.
Here are the stats.
Rose Spetskragen
Started 1/1/10
Finished 4/15/10
Needle sizes: 2.75mm bamboo for the collar
2.25mm Addi lace for the body
2.5mm bamboo for the sleeves

Used a provisional cast and worked the entire piece in the rnd.
Added a few additional short rows after the collar.
Added an additional stitch on rnd 23 of the collar so the next set of patterns would mirror each other across the front bands.
Worked some short rows in the back of the body to avoid dreaded riding up syndrome.
Used baby cables instead of ribbing.
Worked a crochet steek.
Re-calculated sleeve decreases to lengthen sleeves.
Cast off with a combination Applied I-cord and Grafting.
Worked vertical button bands using the Sliding Loop technique.
Used Sally Wall's version of the EZ one row buttonhole.

I think that's all. Maybe next time I knit one I'll do it in a more traditional manner. But, I'm very happy with how this one turned out. Look at how the crochet graft looks inside. Very neat and tidy.Did I say the next Bohus? Uh huh, there will definitely be more of them.

Oh, look, here's some more Bohus knitting right here.
Anyone who has taken Susanna Hansson's Bohus workshop will recognize the class project--Blue Shimmer wristlets. Mine are waiting on threads to become gloves. Someday.

If you're a knitter interested in this type of knitting who hasn't taken Susanna's class, I highly recommend it.

Here's a pic of how the room is set up when we arrived, with examples of color combinations in various patterns.
For me, the highlight of the day was seeing the original Bohus garments she brought.

This is the Blue Egg. Various versions of the Egg pattern have been released as kits but not this one. Too bad, I love it!
The pullovers had this little keyhole opening at the back of the neck. A very nice detail.
And, this is New Azalea, a red version of the Egg.

Isn't this one gorgeous! Love that blue.
My very favorite of Susanna's garments--Green Wood. I wish, I wish they would reproduce this one.
And, lastly, the Red Edge. Rumor has it that this will be the next Bohus kit available.
It's one of the earlier examples and the more I look at it, the more I like it.

Lately there's been some lace knitting going on around here. Hopefully it won't take 3 months to finish it, either.