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Norwegian Stockings to Knit

Aug 2, 2010
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Fancy patterned knitted stockings traditionally were used as wedding gifts in Selbu, Norway, and became popular skiwear across Norway and beyond. These knee-high stockings are patterned in a simple repeating Selbu rose motif, which is decreased at the back of the calf. Each stocking has an unshaped peasant heel and no gusset shaping, both of which often are seen in old stockings from the Selbu area. I worked the sole in an overall pattern of diamonds in a lattice: I re-created the pattern from a photograph in Norske Strikkemønstre by Annichen Sibbern Bøhn (see the preceding article), as well as my examination of other Selbu-styled stockings from the early twentieth century.

Designer: Terri Shea

Photographer: Joe Coca

 

 


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mozarella wrote
on Aug 10, 2010 5:13 AM

Hallow dear thanks alot for your projects all and it is very nice