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This is where I draw inspiration. This amazing autumn fills me up and gives me energy, I love going out when it is storming outside and just walk in the rain and the wind, the only issue is my glasses, they have a tendency of fogging up but that doesn’t really matter for I get to be outside and feel the power of nature and it is just wonderful. I, like most people, prefer nice when I have to go outside but when it is optional it can be wonderful with a light storm. This liking might not be as good for my camera as it is for me since it regularly gets really wet but it has lasted this far and it’s totally worth it. I’m hoping for a little bad weather tomorrow…

Norwegian knitting designers

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Responding to Charity’s comment on hat fever This is so beautiful! Any tips for finding/navigating the Norwegian indie market? I see some beautiful knits on Instagram, but I don’t know how to find the patterns.” 

I’m not an expert on the area having only discovered the community about 6 months ago, but this is what I have found.


A lot of the discussion is going on on instagram, this is where new patterns are presented and discussed. Some of my favorite designers accounts are.

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Pattern companies

  • Paelas – This is my absolute favorite for kids wear. (Norwegian and English after some time)
  • Pickles – A lot of simple designs for women, men and kids, easy to knit but still modern and fun. (Norwegian and English)
  • Ministrikk – Baby and kids wear. (Norwegian and English)
  • Pinneguru –  Colour work
  • Tiddelibom– Baby wear
  • Marianne J. Bjerkman/knitsandpieces –  A new designer mostly kids wear.
  • Surrehue –  Kids wear
  • Malsen og mor
  • Sandnes garn –  One of the big yarn companies, with wonderful patterns and only sold in print, in yarn stores carrying their yarn.
  • Dale garn –  I have never knitted with their yarn nor used any or their patterns so I have no idea how they are, only sold in print, in yarn stores carrying their yarn.
  • Drops garnstudio –  I don’t like drops, many of the yarns have a lower quality and the designs are cryptic and include a lot of mistakes in them although they are free and if you follow the norwegian instructions there aren’t as many mistakes in them as in the translated instructions.


There are endless of beautiful Norwegian and Danish knitting books especially for baby and toddler wear, these are books that I like.

Just because I’m Swedish lets throw in the Swedish designers as well

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Inspiration in movies

South Riding a 30’s Head mistress in a small town girls school.

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This cute silk shorts and camisole night sett in pail pink with white lace.

South riding

Colourd with white collar.

South riding

blue with white neckband and straps

South riding

amazing green coat

South riding

this  looks like Kate Davies Ursula Cardigan

South riding

Lace + beautiful buttoned blouse

South riding

It’s a beautiful film desplaying the importens of equal rights for men and woman as well as within the society structure. I watched it a few time first for the story and then for the costumes. There are beautiful details hidden every where, a beautiful brooch, lots of amazing hats and coats.

Bletchley circle early 50’s in London

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That collar and tiny rows of lace

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It about woman that during the war worked with decryption and analyzing that start solving crimes the police can’t handle correctly.

Doctor How

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I can’t remember the name of this one but the blouse.

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Madmen 60’s PR office


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Breathless 60’a hospital drama



Would int it be nice to have a caplet like this, something to trow over whatever you’r wearing.

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