Hat or beret
In the late 1990s, Bohusläns museum and representatives from Bohus stickning produced replica patterns in co-operation with textile designer Solveig Gustafsson. Her work is based on studies of the original pieces in the museum collection. Over the coming years Solveig brought one pattern after the other to light. Solveigs is retired today and her successor Pernille Silfverberg will continue to assemble knitting kits and supply angora yarn from her own rabbits with her company AngoraGarnet.
Knitting kit for hat or beret:
Each knitting kit for hat is knitted in a size about 56-58 cm/22-22 3/4 inches.
Each knitting kit for beret is knitted in a size about 56-58 cm. Diameter about 29 cm.
A 2-ply, 50 % Angora/50 % Merino yarn (600m/100g) from AngoraGarnet.
The pattern colors are hand dyed by Pernille Silfverberg AngoraGarnet.
Needles for hat:
Circular needles 2mm/US 0,40 cm/16 inches and 60 cm/24 inches. Double pointed needles in the same size for the hat or needles to obtain gauge.
Gauge for hat:
Approximately 38 sts for 10 cm (4 inches). See each patern for exact instructions.
Needles for beret:
Circular needles 2mm/US 0,40 cm for the edge and circular needles 2,5 mm/US 1,5, 40 and 60 cm/24 and 32 inches. Set of double pointed needles for the crown of the beret.
Gauge for beret:
Approximately 34 sts for 10 cm (4 inches). The beret is knit very tightly to get a good fit. See each knitting kit for instructions.
Bohusläns Museums ambition is to create an opportunity for those who want to self-knit and wear a Bohus Knitting garments as close to the original as possible. Stick packages with patterns and yarn is only sold through Bohusläns Museum and AngoraGarnet.