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.

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  1. Joy on February 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

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



  2. Blogger on February 17, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I loved that sweater!!!

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  3. Dana Grace on February 17, 2012 at 4:46 am

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



  4. Beth Dunn on February 18, 2012 at 7:26 am

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



  5. Mummy on February 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I love the skirt too!



  6. Grace on February 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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



  7. The Red Velvet Shoe on February 24, 2012 at 6:45 am

    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!



  8. Sandra on February 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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



  9. rbazlamit on March 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

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



  10. Alio on December 3, 2012 at 8:54 am

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



    • Mikael Eriksson on September 29, 2013 at 5:57 pm

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



  11. Pierre Faure on January 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Hello @Sarah Vickers

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



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