Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bohus - Onward To the Blackwork

It's never fun for a knitter to rip out rows and rows of stitches, especially if it's colorwork and the yarn is half angora.  However, it's totally worth it when you go from being unhappy with your sweater to totally pleased.  That's what's happened with my Bohus.  I couldn't be more pleased with my no-purl version and I'm glad that I started over.  I've now finished the fun part, the colored yoke, and will be knitting only in black from here on. I'm starting with the back.

When I posted last time I said that there was a bit of a ripple near the bottom of the dotted section, but I assumed it was because I had 388 stitches crowded onto my circular needle.  Now that I've spread out the stitches onto two needles and placed it on the dress form, there is still a little rippling.  This is because of the high rate of increase on one of the rows, going from 312 stitches to 388 in a single round.  It's only a small ripple and I'm not worried about it in the slightest.  Blocking will flatten out that round without difficulty.

I got a very nice Bohus book a few days ago.  It's written in Swedish, but that's okay.  I enjoy seeing foreign knitting books and the pictures in it are gorgeous.  I spotted this book on the Bohusläns Museum website and wrote to them.  I wasn't sure if anyone would be able to read my email in English, but I was happy to find that they were able to read it.  The book was sent and the invoice will be coming, but isn't here yet.  It wasn't expensive, either - just the cost of the book and actual postage.  What a wonderful, trusting attitude they have.  I'm so impressed.

I'm loving the whole Bohus experience more and more.  It's been very positive and satisfying/


JelliDonut said...

One of these days I'm going to give Bohus a try. Yours looks so gorgeous!

Dave Daniels said...

I'm just blown away at how beautiful and intricate that is.

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

Your Bohus Looks beautiful! I love the colors!

Anonymous said...

You do such beautiful work! Your sweater is going to turn out amazing!!