The Blue Shimmer Yoke Cardigan POC by Anna-Lisa Mannheimer Lunn

The Blue Shimmer Yoke Cardigan POC

December 1995
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
1699 - 1999 yards (1554 - 1828 m)
S (M, L)
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This pattern was originally designed in 1947 and became the most popular design sold by Bohus Stickning; representing the characteristic style of Bohus Knitting

Charts Included
One chart is provided for the color work.

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. #FF27 (MC); 1 oz. each #FF51 and #FF33; and 0.33 oz. #FF32; 0.25 oz. each #FF19, #FF49, #FF55, and #FF59.
  • Nine 5/8” buttons

Needle Suggestions:

  • Size 3 for unpatterned area - 16” and 29” circular
  • 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.”

There are two authorized reproductions of this original Bohus Stickning design. This one 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
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.

AngorGarnet Pattern Variations

Book Variations
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