Traditional Norwegian knitting turns not so traditional!

 

 

Knitting patterns are not just flying off knitting neeldes these days, it’s printed on all sorts of home decor items.

Inspired by classical Norwegian patterns you can decorate you bedroom and bathroom in ski sweater style!

Coffee mugs, t-shirts and towels are found printed with traditional motifs from the Setesdal sweater and what later was delveloped into the icon sport sweater called Marius.

Setesdal was originally knitted in natural colours, like black and white and grey and white. Later on, when dyed yarn became readily available, it was knitted in other colours. Blue, red and white were the colours used for the Marius variety, and the pattern combination and the colours are still making fashion.

 

You can make your own cool accessories in no time at all. The sweater patterns lend themself to all sorts of fun things.

You don’t have to have a granny that knits, or knit yourself to be able to wear the iconic patterns. T-shirts and One Piece can be yours without tears and tangled yarn.

You can get snow boards and even a bean bag printed with the knitting pattern. I love the bean bag from Tjukkas!

 

The traditional black/grey and white patterns are seen in printed versions too. SeeMe reflection strips can be bought in a veriety of knitting patterns.

D&G are clearly inspired by the Norwegian knitting traditions this winter season, and I think is is fun to see how their knitwear designers interpret our patterns.

 

Traditions live on trough new way of seeing them!