Bohuslän Sweater by karinknits designs
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Bohuslän Sweater

Knitting
October 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in St st on smaller needle
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
875 - 1375 yards (800 - 1257 m)
37.25 (41.25, 45.25, 49.25, 53.25, 57.25, 61.25)" bust circumference

Take on big color with this oversized pullover! Bohus Stickning, a women’s cooperative from the Swedish province of Bohuslän, developed an iconic look for handknitted sweaters between 1939 and 1969. Their style included colorwork, sometimes with three or more colors in a row, dotted with purl bumps. Our Bohuslän Sweater uses a chunky yarn and simplifies the knitting—you’ll only work with two colors at a time.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 37.25 (41.25, 45.25, 49.25, 53.25, 57.25, 61.25)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 41.25”; modeled with 7.75” of positive ease.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair): #BM156 aqua inlet (light blue; MC), 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins; #BM166 plum smoke (purple; CC1), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #BM07 sable (brown; CC2), 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s).

Needles Size 11 (8 mm): 16” and 32–47” circular, depending on size you are making. Size 13 (9 mm): 32–47” cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 12 sts and 17 rnds = 4” in St st on smaller needle; 12 sts and 14 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needle; 11 sts and 14 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle.

Note This pullover is worked in the round from the top down. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.

Helpful Note When you are ready to change to the larger needle size, the transition round will have left-over stitches. This is correct as you will be moving the beginning of round marker (BOR). Just follow the next bit of instructions, and all will be well and adjusted.