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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bohus, Poems of Color, and Kimmet Croft Fibers

Ever wonder how the patterns in Poems of Color and the Kimmet Croft Fibers compare to the vintage Bohus Stickning sweaters? This photo went a long way in explaining in to me.

Both hats employ the Blue Shimmer color work that Anna-Lisa Mannheimer Lunn designed in 1947, and are part of Susanna Hansson's collection.


The hat on the left is the Poems of Color version, knit at a gauge of 7 stitches per inch, in Kimmet Croft Fibers' Fairy Hare (60/40% Rambouillet wool/Angora).

The hat on the right is from a kit sold by Solveig Gustaffson, knit at a gauge of 8.5 stitches per inch in yarn she hand dyed to match the original Bohus fibers (50/50 wool/Angora).



Blogger gray la gran said...

oh my goodness! aren't these intricate ?! can you see them with space critters instead ?

9:22 PM  
Blogger charlotte said...

such beautiful patterns everywhere you look here...so much detail!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Navi said...

Thery both lovley but i like the one on the left best, the lighter gauge really pays off

12:56 AM  

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