If you’re like me, you treasure every book in your knitting library. But some may be more prized than others. On my list of favorites is Wendy Keele’s Poems of Color: Knitting in the Bohus Tradition. I remember the day that I came across it in a local yarn shop. I was so excited by the book that I could hardly rest my copy on the counter long enough to get out my wallet. I took the precious thing home and sat down with it; I looked at every picture and read every page. I loved the photos of the sweaters, especially the originals in black and white. (One of my favorites shows a model standing with her back to the camera sporting a 1940’s turban-type hat knitted up in signature Bohus patterns.) But I most appreciated the pictures of the pattern ‘cards,’ worn pieces of graph paper showing color patterns penciled in and snippets of yarn drawn through holes punched out along the side. Here was a glimpse of the thinking behind the distinctive Bohus designs, the tool the knitters used to render the designer’s idea.