It’s pure speculation, but I think Bitten Eriksen would like Eline Oftedal’s designs. After all, Eriksen was updating the deep-rooted tradition of Norway’s Setesdal sweater when she created another iconic pattern, the Marius pullover, in the 1920s. Long story very short: The Marius became a must-have in 1950s Norway after Eriksen’s son, Marius—a World War… More Eline Oftedal Makes Norwegian Classics “Small, Fast, and Fun”
Where did designer Mary Jane Mucklestone find the 150 Scandinavian Motifs in her latest book? “When I go to yard sales, I always get old knitting patterns,” she says. “And growing up in Seattle, I saw everything on my schoolmates’ backs,” a parade of reindeer, eight-petaled roses, and “lice.” She saw those design elements again… More Mary Jane Mucklestone on Knitting Scandinavian Motifs
It’s easier to love the rabbits in Hadley Fierlinger’s mobile than the ones living in our garden this spring. So far, the knitted bunnies haven’t eaten a single tulip bloom. Fierlinger’s designs, including a baby bolero to pair with summer dresses, make it easier to love yarns from Scandinavia at this time of year, too.… More Baby Gifts? Hop to It!