Thursday, January 22, 2009

I bought the Bohus

I was at "Myrorna" the Salvation army´s fleamarket last week and found a Bohus sweater. It´s the second time I found one and I still regret that I didn´t buy the first one. This one was highly overpriced as a lot of thing are at this shop. So I left without it but having thought about it and talked to people at the "Spede" class ( more on that later) I went back and when I looked at again the idea that I could frog the sweater and save the beautiful yoke and knit me a new sweater that will fit I bought it.

The sweater is very oddly shaped, snug at the neck but the yoke is beatiful. It has a went in the back and are buttoned with tree buttons

The angora blended yarn used for the yoke are so soft, the yarn used for the "white-ish" parts are in a strange off white gray shade.

The label is still there:

I will have to find a yarn for the bodyparts and My plan is to contact "Solsilke" who dye yarn to make kits for Bohus sweaters.


Blogger KayB said...

What a great idea to keep this beautiful yoke... not that I heard much about Bohus, but the yoke looks stunning.....

7:55 AM  
Blogger Annika said...

Great find. What size knitting needles will you have to use to redo the body of the sweater?

6:26 PM  
Blogger karin said...

1,5 mm I think, That´s what I use for the spede sweathers and I prefer knitting with thin needles. I use addi needles. They really make a differense!

8:46 AM  

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