Thursday, February 16, 2012

Winter, Myself and Nordic Sweaters are Prepared for Battle.

 



 
              "I’m talking about a little place called ASPEN."


 I cannot look at a Nordic sweater without ski lodges, roaring fires and Navajo rugs popping into my head.  Often hand-made and warm enough to rescue you from a day in a bulky coat, the Nordic sweater is my weapon of choice against the cold, while remaining effortlessly fashionable.  I have acquired quite the collection over the years. Some of these pieces keep me warm and toasty even in 20 degree weather. 

I’ve been fascinated by these intricate hand-crafted sweaters for many years and decided to do a little research into their origin and history. Centuries ago, Nordic sweaters were only knit in two colors, Black and white, being the natural colors of sheep’s wool. Soon some Nordic people began combining the black and white, and started making v-shaped patterns called ‘lice’. This v-shape stitch helped make their Nordic sweaters warmer. More intricate patterns emerged as people decided to combine function with fashion to wear their Nordic sweaters to social events such as church. They even added brighter colors and silver clasps (now usually pewter) for decoration.

My collection has been acquired slowly over the years to include favorites from such reputable brands as Orvis, L.L. Bean, Pendleton and Ralph Lauren.  I would love to see pictures of other prized pieces classic wardrobe enthusiasts have in their collection.  Feel free to email me with pictures of your favorite designs.

15 comments:

  1. Your collection is seriously impressive. Both of you look so amazing.

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  2. I loved that sweater!!!

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  3. Do you have an opinion on fashion for 20 below temperatures? =)

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  4. I love it (and them) dressed up with a skirt!
    xoxo
    SC

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  5. Your skirt is so adorable! I really want a Norwegian sweater!

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  6. I love to wear my "Dale of Norway" oversized sweater skating~I think I'll wear it today in honor of this lovely lit bit of snow falling! Your collection is beautiful!

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  7. Absolutely darling are you two! The sweater with that skirt is just adorable. Have a great day. xoxo

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  8. Can anyone tell me where to find the mans anchor belt shown in the second image? I must have this!

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    1. http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Anchor-Buckle-Belt/w15br/?iid=1472333&cid=4210&Rf900=1427&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Brown&affid=2365&WT.srch=1&r=2&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1BbmNob3ItQnVja2xlLUJlbHQvUHJvZC8.

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  9. My husband is completely in love with the sweater on the photo with the anchor belt. Do you know where it can be bought?

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    1. I've been searching for the last hour if or where I can find that sweater.

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  11. Lovely dress... really i like it......I like indian outfits for parties. The beauty of Indian outfits you cant ignore. We are Wedding designer Sarees in Jaipur . we have a Great collection of sarees and Lehengas. we offers our product at best price in online market.

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  12. Hello @Sarah Vickers

    Please, tell me from where is the second sweater. It is AWESOME !!!

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