Bohus by Carol Feller

Bohus

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
977 - 1540 yards (893 - 1408 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

This pattern can be found in issue 7 of Laine Magazine.

Bohus Knitting was a Swedish knitting cooperative that was active between 1939 and 1969. Their innovative design elements, attention to detail and exciting use of colours, to name just a few characteristics, are still hugely influential even today. This sweater is not a Bohus pattern but it’s inspired by the work of the talented women of the Bohus Knitting cooperative. For more information we recommend you visit https://www.bohuslansmuseum.se/en/.

The Bohus sweater is designed to have a loose, comfortable fit with plenty of positive ease. The colourwork yoke uses purl stitches to create a soft divide between the colourwork transitions. This sweater is knitted in the round from the bottom up in one piece. At the yoke the colourwork is worked in the round and the armhole openings are steeked once the body is complete.

SIZES

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Shown in size M. Recommended ease: 4–6” / 10–15 cm of positive ease. 




FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust circumference: 36.5 (38.75, 41.25, 43.5, 45.75, 48, 50.25, 52.5, 54.75)” / 91.5 (97, 103, 108.5, 114.5, 120, 125.5, 131.5, 137) cm.
Length from top shoulder to hem: 21.75 (21.75, 22.75, 23, 23.5, 24.5, 24.5, 25.75, 26.25)” / 55.5 (55.5, 57, 58, 59.5, 62, 62, 64.5, 66) cm.
Length from underarm to hem: 12.5 (12.5, 13, 13, 13, 13.5, 13.5, 14, 14)” / 32 (32, 33, 33, 33, 34.5, 34.5, 35.5, 35.5) cm.
Armhole depth: 7.75 (7.75, 7.75, 8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 9)” / 19 (19, 19, 20, 20.5, 21.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5) cm.
Shoulder slope: 1.75 (1.75, 2, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.5, 2.75, 3.25)” / 4.5 (4.5, 5, 5, 5.5, 6.5, 6.5, 7, 8) cm.
Neck width: 7.5 (8, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 8.75, 9.25)” / 19 (20, 21, 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23) cm.
Upper arm circumference: 14 (14, 14, 14.5, 15.5, 16, 16, 16.5, 16.5)” / 35 (35, 35, 36, 39, 40, 40, 41, 41) cm.
Sleeve length: 17 (17, 17.5, 17.5, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18)” / 43 (43, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5, 45.5, 45.5, 45.5, 45.5) cm.



MATERIALS

Yarn: Devonia DK by John Arbon Textiles (50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Wensleydale, 255 yds / 233 m – 100 g).

MC: 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins, colourway Sandbar.

CC1: 1 skein, colourway Burnished Bronze.

CC2: 1 skein, colourway Dark Skies.

CC3: 1 skein, colourway Pollen Gold.

Or desired DK weight yarn in the following amounts:

MC: 825 (860, 925, 975, 1045, 1125, 1165, 1250, 1300) yds / 755 (785, 845, 890, 955, 1030, 1065, 1145, 1190) m.

CC1 and CC2: 62 (65, 70, 74, 80, 85, 88, 95, 98) yds / 57 (60, 64, 68, 73, 78, 80, 87, 90) m.

CC3: 28 (29, 31, 33, 35, 38, 39, 42, 44) yds / 26 (27, 28, 30, 32, 35, 36, 38, 40) m.

Needles: 2 x US 5 / 3.75 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles for stockinette stitch, US 4 / 3.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles for ribbing, US 5 / 3.75 mm and US 4 / 3.5 mm DPNs for sleeves if magic loop not used.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 3 mm crochet hook and scissors.




GAUGE
21 sts x 28 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

21 sts x 24 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles in stranded colourwork, after blocking.

24 sts x 32 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in ribbing, after blocking.