The Wild Apple Pullover POC by Kerstin Olsson

The Wild Apple Pullover POC

January 1958
Sport (12 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1848 - 2148 yards (1690 - 1964 m)
S (M, L)
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This pattern is available from for kn9.99.

Finished Sizes: 40 (44,48)“ approximate bust/chest width

Kimmet Croft Fibers’ Fairy Hare (60% Rambouillet wool, 40% Angora; 1 oz. = approx. 150 yards/137 meters): 8 (9, 10) oz. #FF132 (MC); 0.5 oz. each #FF130 and #FF116; 0.33 oz. each #FF117, #FF124, #FF127, and #FF129; 0.25 oz. each #FF119, #FF122, #FF115, #FF114, #FF113, #FF112, #FF90, and #FF74.

Needle Suggestions:

  • Size 3 for unpatterned area - 16” and 29” circular and double pointed
  • Size 2 for patterned area - 16” and 29” circular and double pointed
  • Size 1 for ribbing - 29” circular and double pointed

Note: “Follow graph making increases or decreases in rounds indicated. This is necessary to make the sts in the round evenly divisible by the number of sts in the pattern repeat.”

The Wild Apple was designed by Kerstin Olsson in 1958. Wendy Keele reconfigured the gauge and adapted the pattern for the book Poems of Color.

There are two authorized reproductions of this original Bohus Stickning design. One is from the book Poems of Color, and one 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
Construction   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
Wild Apple Pullover or Cardigan
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.

The Poems of Color and AngoraGarnet versions of Wild Apple are distinctly different and should not be merged.