Friday 02/21/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 02/21/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bohus Stickning with Susanna Hansson
The story of Bohus is a story of couture knitting, sociology, women's history, social justice, and cultural legacy all in one.
Learn more about the Bohus movement, its background, and its history. Discuss differences between this and other multi-color techniques, and discover what it is that makes the Bohus patterns 'sing.' Participants will be able to examine in detail several vintage pieces from Susanna's collection.
The class project is a pair of wristlets worked in a 50% merino/50% angora yarn from Sweden.
Note: You are expected to know how to knit in the round.
Materials fee: $25.
The gauge in genuine Bohus garments is approximately 8.5 - 9 stitches/inch. Because you will not have made a gauge swatch ahead of time with the yarn we will be using, bring a selection of needle sizes. Consider bringing several sets from among the following:
1.75mm/US 00, 2.0mm/US 0, 2.25mm/US 1, 2.5mm/US 1.5, 2.75mm/US 2, 3.0mm/US 2.5, and 3.25mm/US 3. (Susan Bates makes a great inexpensive set of color coded DP needles in small sizes called a SOCK SET).
Note: you are expected to know how to knit in the round prior to the workshop. Bring whatever type of needle you prefer for knitting in the round (double points, 2 pairs of circulars or 1 long circular needle for the magic loop technique. Susan Bates makes a great inexpensive set of color coded DP needles in small sizes, called a SOCK SET). Optional: Any Bohus-style garments you have collected or made; a magnetic pattern holder with a magnifying line marker; a battery powered light source.
Materials Fee: $25
If you have questions about the supplies or homework, please contact the teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.