Bohus Stickning Cocospalmen

1840 kr - 4670 kr

Cocospalmen, known as "The Coconut Palm" in English, was designed for Bohus Stickning by Kerstin Olsson in 1964. It forms a part of the very beautiful Palmen series of designs which were released during the mid to late 1960's. 

The knitting kit for Cocospalmen was developed in 2019 from original charts and garments held in museum collections , in consultation with Kerstin Olsson. The design is available as knitting kit for pullover /cardigan with a round yoke and hat.

The garment is knitted on moss green or gray-green base in an angora yarn spun from 50% hand-cut angora wool from our own angora rabbits and 50% New Zealand merino wool. The pattern yarns are hand-dyed by Pernille Silfverberg to match the original yarns. The yarn is spun [and dyed] in Denmark at Henrichsens Uldspinderi.

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The kit contains enough yarn to knit a pullover or cardigan in the largest size XL, which corresponds to the garment's measurement of 117 cm around the chest, and instructions to knit a recreation Design of the original Bohus Stickning pattern in sizes from 92 cm for 117 cm. The model can be knitted with an elastic neck or a folded neck edge, both of which are described in the instructions. The kit also includes a printed pattern chart with yarn samples for and 10 pattern yarns to use as reference.

The garment is worked from the top down in AngoraGarnets angora/merino yarn with a knitting tension of 33 stitches/10 cm. Only knit and purl stitches are used. The cardigan is worked back and forth while the front edge for buttons are worked side by side. The jumper is worked in the round on circular needles, then the front and back pieces are worked in stockinette stitch back and forth and seamed to mimic its original construction. Knitting needles are not included in the knitting kit, but typically 2.0 mm-2.5 mm needles are needed to achieve the correct knitting tension.

Pattern yarns for this design are hand-dyed by Pernille to ensure they fully reproduce the original design. 

The buttons on the original garment were mother-of-pearl buttons 12 mm in diameter with two holes and a small notch between them. Buttons are not included in the knitting kit.

Yarns included in the kit

Moss green base color no. 282 and color no. 297. Pattern yarns color no. 100, 214, 146, 162, 297, 186, 181, 195, 258, 200.

 

Bohus Stickning Cocospalmen after original Bohus Stickning
Design Kerstin Olsson for Bohus Stickning 1964
Recreated 2019 by Solveig Gustafsson and Pernille Silfverberg, AngoraGarnet
Design and Copyright owner of the trademark Bohus Stickning

Bohus Stickning knitting kits are sold exclusively through AngoraGarnet. A small selection of kits are also available from Bohusläns museum shop. The knitting instructions are licensed for individual use only. They may not be copied or offered for sale commercially. Knitting instructions for Bohus Stickning are only sold together with yarn.