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Annemor is back! We visit Government Grant Holder and Recipient of the King’s Medal of Merit, Annemor Sundbø in Ose, to learn more about the traditional Lusekofte (Lice Sweater) from Setesdal, the most iconic sweater in Norway – and perhaps the world! See the episode here below:   Please accept YouTube cookies to play videos […]

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In Norway, you can still get bespoke clothing made on-site at the Husfliden stores, which exist all over the country and usually have an atelier directly above the shop. Karin Bøe takes us on a tour of Valle Husfliden and explains the time-honoured process: from measuring customers to creating their unique and bespoke folk costumes. […]

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In Setesdal, there has been an unbroken tradition of wearing folk costumes for the past 300 years. We meet with textile and folk costume expert Randi Myrum inside the stunning 16th-century Rygnestad loft, to discover its textile treasures and to learn more about the folk costumes of Setesdal and the traditions of wearing them in […]

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This is our guide to the stunning Setesdal area in southern Norway. Welcome to Gomes Hus, grandma’s house, a cosy place where everyone is welcome! Liv Stormo shows us how she dyes yarns with local plants. We tour her lovely farm shop and enjoy some delicious baked goods. Contact Liv Stormo at Gomes Hus through […]

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Welcome to Setesdal, Norway! We meet up with Annemor Sundbø, a distant relative of Arne’s, to talk about her work as the Norwegian sweater detective. Annemor has spent more than half her life researching, studying and documenting the cultural history of Norway through Norwegian knitting patterns and knitwear. She guides us through the exhibit of […]

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Welcome to September and our new 10-episode series on YouTube: Norwegian Craft Traditions – A Guide to Setesdal. In this series, we travel to stunning Setesdal, the traditional region in the south of Norway where the iconic “Lusekofte” sweater was born, to learn more about Arne’s grandmother through the craft traditions of this region. While searching for Arne’s roots, […]

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Lace knitting can appear complicated. Really it isn’t. This scarf is a repeated pattern of increasing and decreasing knit stitches. And that only occurs on every other row with a “resting” row between. The results make a pleasant design of lace. We’ve added colour changes and knit it using three to make stripes. How many […]

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Making tradition modern is a goal we strive for in our design. The Selma Cushion brings historical Scandinavian bed coverings to your sofa or comfy corner chair. With simple knit and purl stitches, you can easily craft a spectacular cushion. And choosing to knit one flower or a panel of 4 or mixing up colours […]

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Here are the written instructions to help you custom make a raglan sweater. Keep in mind you can also adapt any pattern for a bottom-up raglan sweater using this method, including the sweater that comes with our little Magnus mouse and which is available in our webshop. And make sure to check out this week’s video […]

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In this week’s tutorial, learn how to read a cable chart so you can knit our Hulda Cushion. Whether an inquisitive beginning cable knitter or someone who just wants to dabble for an afternoon or two, you’ll find it’s a quick knit of impressive cables and an intuitive pattern. An easy and super fun project results in a luxurious […]

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