Kelbourne Woolens at VK Live in NYC!

Next month I’ll be headed up to New York for Vogue Knitting Live, and I couldn’t be more excited about this little mini-getaway. I’ll be teaching my favorite class, Bohus Knitting, on Saturday January 14 – the best day of the year. It’s my birthday!

Bohus knitting is essentially your run-of-the-mill stranded color work, but it involves purling certain stitches within a row to create interesting color effects and additional texture. Another element of Bohus knitting is the (occasional) use of more than two colors per row. Managing multiple colors across a row can be a messy and confusing prospect, but in this class I’ll show some tried and true methods to keep your color work tidy and organized. 

I recently taught this class at VK Live in Minneapolis, and used these handwarmers as our class project. They are based on our popular design, Freyja, from Interweave Knits Fall 2009. Kate and I recently revamped the pattern and renamed it Juno, and students in this class will receive a free advance copy of the newly updated pattern. These beginner-level cuffs make a great swatch for the sweater – if you are so inclined! 

While the Juno Cuffs are a great beginner project for those who are less comfortable doing stranded color work, some of my students in Minneapolis needed something a bit more challenging. At our lunch break, I searched the Bohus files on my computer for old charts that were a bit more complex and came across my working copies of this oldie-but-a-goodie!

Kate and I designed this Seurat Pullover back in 2011, and I love the patterning on the neckline. I broke up some of the charts, rearranged them a bit, ran to kinkos and printed them out.

Once I was back home, I formatted them as a pattern, knit them up in Road to China Light, and I’ll be bringing this pattern to our NYC class next month. That way, students will have a choice of designs to work from.

There are still a few spots left in the Bohus class, and if you are on the fence about attending VK Live don’t delay! It’s such a fun weekend, and I can’t wait to see all of you lovely knitters!

Will you be at VK Live NYC? Let us know in the comments!

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