Monthly Archives: November 2014

Pre-Christmas Evening at Cappelen Damm

Yet another invitation I received on Facebook, which I could not refuse since it included both knitting and Julemat/Christmas Food by brilliant cook, food critic and presenter Andreas Viestad plus wonderful cakes by popular blogger Kristine Ilstad of Det søte liv/The Sweet … Continue reading

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Kofteboken

What is a Kofte? The word comes from Kaftan and can be open only in the neck or as a cardigan, it is worked in stranded knitting usually in two colors in traditional Kofte-patterns often with classic pewter buttons attached. … Continue reading

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Familiens Store Strikkebok

My Nora Sweater, modeled by stunning dancer Francesca Golfetto and brilliantly photographed by Kim Müller, is on the cover of this Norwegian book – yes, it is named large knitting book for a reason – with more than a 100 patterns from … Continue reading

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Strikkehelgen/Knitting Weekend in Stavanger

I had a marvelous weekend in Stavanger, and was way too busy enjoying myself to take lots of photos, thanks to organizers Stavanger Strikk og Drikk/Knit and Drink who have done a splendid job. A  large number of the city … Continue reading

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Aran Bolero Pattern Released

My book cover project Aran Bolero has been revised with a detailed schematic plus video links, and is finally available in English in my Ravelry store. It has been brilliantly photographed by Kim Müller, worn by dancer Francesca Golfetto and styled by … Continue reading

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Knit Café at Gyldendal

I went to Saturday’s Knit Café at Gyldendal, where there were 3 workshops to choose from, samples from recent published books: “Strikkesidas favoritter”/Knittingpage’s favorites, “Voksne ingen adgang”/Kids only, and “Heklelyst”/Crochet desire, fashion show with designs mainly by Kristin Wiola Ødegard and Sidsel J. … Continue reading

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ioánna Tjøme Fashion Show

A few days ago, I received an invitation from my friend – and model in my book – Kari-Anne Næssø for a fashion show organized by ioánna Tjøme at Rosenborg Selskapslokaler/Party premises. I recognized the Greek fashion designer name: Ioánna Kourbela from a … Continue reading

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Norsk Strikkeforening/Norwegian Knitting Association Founded

The Norwegian Knitting Association was founded on Saturday in Bragernes Menighetshus/Congregation Hall in Drammen, west of Oslo, in the company of nearly 70 knitters and the photographer Geir Arnesen – the only male present, married to designer and Vice Chair Tove Fevang. … Continue reading

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Variations Shawl Pattern Released

I am ready to release another pattern from my Norwegian knitting book “To rett, en vrang. Designstrikk“, in English on Ravelry. The shawl was initially named “Sjal med variasjoner”/Shawl with variations, but I have changed the English version to “Variations”.  My … Continue reading

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