Friday, January 16, 2009

Bohus Socks

Here are my Bohus socks. I am so in love with them! Too bad I am mailing them off today for the contest. Better photos will have to wait until after they come back to me.

The pattern, called the Red Palm, was designed by Kerstin Olsson and appears in the book "Poems of Color" by Wendy Keele. There was one photo of socks in the book, but it wasn't one of these yoke styles. I just thought of it as a sweater for the legs and knit ribbing and a yoke and a plain foot and heel. The big difference was I had to decrease within the pattern instead of increase. It was interesting. Managing the two colors and occaisonal purl stitches, which is what makes these Bohus designs so striking, was fun.

The biggest challenge was finding the nine colors of solid sock yarn. I got a bunch at the LYS, but then had to really hunt for the rest. I got one skein from a Raveler, and the others at another LYS. I tried dying yarn but couldn't get it right.

A whole lot of pink!


Fluffy said...

Both of your socks look great. I love the way you used traditional patterns. The Bohus socks would great with my hat. I'll try to remember to take a picture. I bought a kit at MD Sheep & Wool a few years ago. You had to have the Poems of Color book or buy it. I allready had it. When I come across the pattern, I'll let you know. Or, in May, when I go to the festival.

Fun is always in style. said...

These are beautiful. Really special & quite an accomplishment. I bought 'Poems of Color' several years ago & just look at it!

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