Bohus Knitting with Courtney Kelley

$80.00

Sunday, October 29 from 10 AM to 5 PM – includes 1-hour lunch break

Join Courtney Kelley, Philadelphia knitwear designer and co-owner of Kelbourne Woolens, for a hands-on exploration of Bohus knitting.

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The Swedish workshop founded by Emma Jacobsson, Bohus knitting is best known for its beautiful hand knitted items made famous in the late 1930s through the ’60s for their attention to detail, innovative design and color, and exacting standards of craftsmanship. You can read more about Bohus knitting on the Bohuslans Museum’s website.

Traditional Bohus patterns utilized a fine weight angora and wool blend to create a gorgeous halo and tonal gradations of color. The addition of purl stitches and the sometimes 3rd – or 4th or 5th – color per row opened up limitless design possibilities for the knitter.

In this class, you’ll learn the Bohus technique while knitting a wrister in your choice of colors of Fibre Company’s beautiful Road to China Light yarn. And you’ll learn a bit about the history of Bohus knitting, as well.

Materials: The yarn is included in the class fee. Please bring double pointed or small circular (8-9″) needles sizes 2 and 4 for working in the round, stitch markers, and a darning needle.

Classes with special guest teachers are non-refundable, but may be transferred to a friend if you’re unable to attend. Please read our class policy before registering. Feel free to call us at 215-893-9939 with any questions you might have about classes.