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Bohus

This pattern was originally part of Laine Magazine Issue 7.

Yarn Kits this sweater in Nua can be found here.

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

To Fit Actual Bust Circumference Up To: 32.5 (34.75, 37.25, 39.5, 41.75, 44, 46.25, 48.5, 50.75)"/ 82.5 (88.5, 94.5, 100.5, 106, 112, 117.5, 123, 129) cm
4-6" / 10 – 15 cm of positive ease recommended.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Finished Bust Circumference: 36.5 (38.75, 41.25, 43.5, 45.75, 48, 50.25, 52.5, 54.75)” / 93 (98.5, 105, 110.5, 116, 120, 127.5, 133.5, 139) cm
Size 41.25" / 105.5 cm modelled with 6"/ 155 cm of positive ease.
Length to Top of Shoulder: 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

YARN

Nua Version (Shown):
Stolen Stitches ‘Nua’ (60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Linen; 153 yds/140 m per 1.76 oz / 50g); colours: MC:  Bare Necessities (9806), 6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins; CC1: Figment (9813), 1 skein; CC2: Capall (9805), 1 skein; CC3: Rolling Bales (9808), 1 skein.

“Laine” Version:
John Arbon Textiles ‘Devonia DK’ (50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Wensleydale; 255 yds / 233 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g); colours: MC:  Sandbar, 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins; CC1: Burnished Bronze, 1 skein; CC2: Dark Skies, 1 skein; CC3: Pollen Gold, 1 skein.

Approx Yardage: MC: 825 (860, 925, 975, 1045, 1125, 1165, 1250, 1300) yds / 750 (790, 845, 890, 954, 1030, 1065, 1140, 1190) m; CC1/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 / 25 (26, 28, 30, 32, 35, 36, 38, 40) m

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
2 US 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 32" / 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes) for St St
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, 32" / 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes) for Ribbing
US 6 / 4 mm & 4 / 3.5 mm dpns or 2 circs (if magic loop not used for sleeves)
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter's gauge is unique.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 3 mm crochet hook and scissors.  
 
GAUGE
21 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St St blocked with larger needle
21 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stranded Colourwork blocked with larger needle
24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Ribbing blocked with smaller needle