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Boho Knitting : Everything You Need To Know

You might have seen it on Instagram or Pinterest: Boho knitting has taken the knitting world by storm. But what is it? Boho (Bohemian) knitting is a term used to describe a style of knitting that is loose and flowy, with a lot of texture and added flair. Boho knitting is often done with thicker yarn and large needles, which makes it a quick and easy way to create stylish pieces. This includes things like beadwork, pom-poms, and other embellishments. It can be used to create everything from simple scarves to detailed sweaters.

The History of Boho Knitting

Boho knitting, also sometimes referred to as gypsy knitting, has a long and colorful history. And while the look has evolved over the years, the premise remains the same: creating unique and eclectic patterns with colorful yarn.

Boho knitters often use natural materials like wool, cotton, and bamboo. And they often work by hand, creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are both beautiful and unique.

The Different Types of Boho Knits

The basic stitches are knit and purl, so these are the stitches you’ll use for most of the patterns. But other stitches can be used to create different textures and patterns like slip-stitch knitting, cables, Fair Isle, and intarsia.

It can be a little daunting to try something new, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to create beautiful pieces that will stand out from the crowd.


  1. Do I need to use a special kind of yarn for boho knitting?

No, you can use any type of yarn for boho knitting. The thickness of the yarn will affect the size of the finished project, so keep that in mind when choosing your yarn.

  1. What kind of needles do I need?

Again, you can use any needles you have on hand. If you’re using a thicker yarn, you’ll probably want to use larger needles so the stitches don’t get too tight.

  1. Can I knit anything I want in the boho style?

Yes! There are no rules when it comes to boho knitting. You can knit a blanket, a scarf, a hat, or anything else you can think of. Get creative and have fun with it!


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