The Wild Apple Pullover or Cardigan - Vildäpplet by Kerstin Olsson

The Wild Apple Pullover or Cardigan - Vildäpplet

no longer available from 1 source show
January 1958
Lace ?
8.25 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
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The Wild Apple (Vildäpplet) was designed by Kerstin Olsson who joined Bohus Stickning in 1958.

The sweater was been adapted and kitted for contemporary knitters by Solveig Gustafsson in 2005 using her own hand dyed fingering weight (8.5-9 stitches to the inch) and was available through her website, SOLsilke. AngoraGarnet has now taken over production of the kits.

There are two authorized reproductions of this original Bohus Stickning design. One is available here from the book Poems of Color, and the other was reproduced by SOLsilke and is now produced by AngoraGarnet. The two reproductions are visually similar, but use different weights of yarn, gauges, stitch counts, construction and directions, so they are not interchangable. To avoid confusion, here is a comparison of the two versions:

              Poems of Color    SOLsilke/AngoraGarnet
Yarn          Sport / 5 ply         Lace / 2 ply
Gauge            7/inch              8.25/inch 
Stitch count    size 44               size 44
   Neck band      120                   154
   Bust           308                   352
   Waist          308                   328
No. of colors      15                    14
Shape           circular            yoke circular
                                 Body  sleeves flat

These two versions, from Poems of Color and from SOLsilke/AngoraGarnet, are different patterns, and should be kept separate.

Other AngoraGarnet Pattern Variations
The Wild Apple Hat
The Wild Apple Tam

Other Poems of Color Pattern Variations
The Wild Apple Yoke Cardigan
The Wild Apple Jacket
The Wild Apple Cap

More information about Bohus knitting (Bohus stickning) can be found here, here, and here.