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Friday, September 20, 2013


Inspiration can come from many different places... The local traditional crafts guild ( Husflidslaget) has collected over 200 old (and some new) traditional Norwegian cardigans, and has a lovely exhibition at the local museum.  If you look at school pictures from the 50's and 60's in Norway ( At least in our area) almost all the kids wore these cardigans, and they are still very popular!

Here is the "Blue window"  

My mom holding up a cardigan that belonged to her little brother- well worn and mended in several places.

The grey corner.  As you can see there are so many different patterns.

My aunt holding up one of her own sweaters that she wore all the time as a kid.

A table full of colorful cardigans

This is a sweater I wore a lot as a kid, handed down to me from my other aunt :-)

My sweater was hanging on the red wall.

These sweaters have the "Setesdalen" pattern- one of the most traditional and well known patterns.

My mom and aunt admiring their grandfather's Setesdal cardigan.
It is such a lovely exhibition, and we had a great time looking at all the different cardigans and sweaters.  If you live close by it is well worth a visit!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Loved it. Thanks for showing all those beautiful sweaters. There's a lot of work that went into each and every one of them. I'm sure they were/are very warm.

  2. Så spennende! Den utstillingen skulle jeg gjerne vært på!

  3. Lovely display, lots of talent and history on show. Looks like a good venue for it too.

  4. What a fabulous exhibition....love the knitting! Nice that it was also a special for your family.

  5. Utruleg flott utstilling! Her er mange kofter eg ikkje har sett før. Veldig flott presentert!

  6. Så fine! Skulle gjerne vært på utstillingen og tittet......og jeg skulle gjerne hatt mønster til alle sammen også :)

  7. Oh Wow -- I sure wish I lived closer. Those sweaters all look gorgeous!


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