Korsnäs is a small, Swedish majority municipality on the Finnish west
coast. In the 1800's a special way of making festive sweaters for men
evolved. The red borders at the top and bottom of the body and sleeves
were crocheted in colorwork, and the middle parts were knitted with
white as the main color. The colors were bright. The yarn was fingering
weight wool yarn, but as white wool wasn't available at that time, the
white yarn was often bleached cotton.
I've published the course material for a hat in this technique today.
Yarn packs are also available. You'll find them both at
If you buy the course material, you'll get a downloadable file and
invitations to a private forum and a public blog. You'll get help along
the way and you'll be able to publish pictures of your work on the blog
Marianne in Finland