Hand knitted in Norway by expert Norwegian knitters.
The knitting traditions of Selbu Norway are hundreds of years old, but around 1850 a young women, Marit Emstad, created a little knitting revolution. She often knitted while working as a summer shepherd with yarn in her pocket or basket. Marit decided to try knitting with two different colored threads instead of one. The results were great patterns and a technique that soon became popular. Others made their own style, and today the Selbu Husflid has registrated more than 300 designs. The expert Norwegian knitters create incredible detail on each article using a variety of needles. Notice the reinforced heal of the socks and stockings and the beautiful detail in the thumbs and fingers of the mittens and gloves.Now these Original Selbu hand knitted hats, mittens and stockings are available from Fjorn Scandinavian. All the knitting takes place in Selbu about one hour north of Trondheim along Norway's west coast. Interestingly enough, the knitting orders are called out to each area knitter via the local radio station. Listen up, "Marit, we need more mittens in black and white."
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