Anne-Lise’s Sweaters — pat morss

Anne-Lise, my wife, just pulled out a ski sweater she knitted a few years back, which gives me a good opportunity to showcase her Norwegian knitting expertise. This sweater, designed in 2000, celebrates the Millennium and was worn by Norway’s ski team in the 2000 World Championships.  The medallions around the top depict the last 1000 years of Norwegian history, culture, and natural beauty, which are bookended by a symbol of King Olav den Hillige, who Christianized Norway in AD 1000 at the end of the Viking era, and a traditional 8-leaf rose symbolizing King Olav V, when the royal family was forced into temporary exile during WWII.

Front of Millennium ski sweater
Back of Millennium ski sweater
Inside, showing how to carry multiple yarn colors to prduce the design on other side
Explanation of the medallions depicting Norwegian history
A portion of the knitting instructions
Our daughter Christina, modelling her new sweater (and pants) in 1983
Anne-Lise happily knitting on a Hurtigruten ferry on the Norwegin west coast in 1995

2 thoughts on “Anne-Lise’s Sweaters — pat morss

  1. Thank you so much for this Pat. I knit although nothing this complicated, I’m a weaver first. I studied in Finland fr a short time but never made it to Norway. For the past 50 years we have run the Earth Guild store and have helped many knitters on their way. Your Anne Lise is most impressive. Beautiful sweater and a wonderful story to go with it you made my morning.


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