Per Spook for Husfliden

 

Per Spook, a former Haute Couture designer with his own fashion house in Paris, designed this sweater for Husfliden (an handicrafts association with stores all over Norway) in 1982. It became a huge success and my first fairisle project. Like a lot of knitters I chose the original yarn and colours used, Rauma 3-tråders strikkegarn. Knitting a tension square to check whether it would fit as it should was not a task I thought was essential, at my inexperienced knowledge level. The result was, as you would expect, not that well fitting at all. It looked like a layer of sausage skin and I could barely move my arms. The lesson of tension learnt the hard way. I was lucky enough that a friend of my mother had a smaller grandchild that desperately wanted just that sweater and bought it off me. It is one of the old patterns I have kept from the 1980s and which I have knitted again, this time double-tapered. The pattern, now a classic, have been re-printed in numerous Norwegian pattern books since its heyday.

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7 Responses to Per Spook for Husfliden

  1. I don’t ordinarily comment but I gotta tell thanks for the post on this one :D.

  2. An excellent post, providing something good to read,it’s just good to came across the post on hand sets and its features.

  3. Catherine Madsen says:

    Where can I find this pattern? Is it in any books currently in print or otherwise available in the US? I want VERY much to knit this sweater.

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