Sunday, November 04, 2007

Bohus Class

I've been taking a class to make a Bohus hat at the Yarnery for the past few weeks. This Wednesday is the last class and I'm almost done with the colorwork portion.

Bohus progress

We're using Poems of Color by Wendy Keele for the patterns which is an interesting read all on its own. It gives the history of Bohus Stickening which began as a way for women to earn money from their homes during the depression of the 1930s and lasted as a cottage industry through the 60s. Someday I may even get up the nerve to get a kit for a sweater but until then I'm really enjoying the hat class.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

So for us newbies, what does Bohus mean? What is the specifics of Bohus verses just fair isle?...

Red said...

I've only done scarves myself, and nothing fancy with those, really. I'm working up the nerve to do a hat.

Connie said...

That is very pretty. I have been tempted by this class.