Fishermen's Knits from the Coast of Norway
A History of a Life at Sea and Over 20 New Designs Inspired by Traditional Scandinavian Patterns
Striking designs based on the traditional sweaters worn by Scandinavian fishermen reinvented for the modern knitter.
Three hundred years ago, Norwegian fishermen went to sea no matter the wind or weather—and they needed warm, comfortable, durable sweaters to protect them from the cold while they worked. Now, photographs and documentation of surviving examples have been brought together to form the foundation for this collection: timeless traditional patterning applied to modern styling and shaping, for a selection of sweaters, cardigans, hats, mittens, vests, and more, for men and women, rooted deeply in the rich tapestry of Norwegian history.
Total Page Count: 172
Illustrations: 88 color photos, 10 b/w photos, 12 charts