Bohus Stickning Svanen Red

4495 kr

Svanen Röd, known as "The Red Swan" in English, was designed for Bohus Stickning by Karin Ivarsson in 1966.

The knitting kit for Svanen was developed in 2011 from original charts and garments held in museum collections . In 2018 knitting kit for Svanen Red was developed. The design is available as knitting kit for pullover with a round yoke.

The garment is knitted on golden brown 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 in Denmark at Henrichsens Uldspinderi.

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The kit contains enough yarn to knit a pullover 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 design in sizes from 92 cm for 117 cm. The kit also includes a printed pattern chart card with yarn samples for and 5 pattern yarns to use as reference. 

The jumper is worked from the top down in AngoraGarnets angora/merino yarn. The patterned yoke for design is worked with a maximum of two pattern yarns in one round with a knitting tension of 33 stitches/10 cm. Only knit and purl stitches are used. The jumper is worked in stockinette stitch on circular needles up for the underarm, then the front and back pieces are worked 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 reproduce the original design. 


Yarns included in the kit

Golden brown base color no. 173. Pattern yarns color no. 220, 327, 247, 175, 39 


Bohus Stickning Svanen Red after original Bohus Stickning
Design Karin Ivarsson for Bohus Stickning 1966
Recreated in 2015 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.