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I want to get a few nordic sweaters (like the authentic Norwegian sweaters) but I don't know where to get them.  I found a company called Dale of Norway but they have limited selection and they are very expensive.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Also, what are you opinions on these sweaters for a casual weekend/apres ski inspired look?

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LL Bean's Norwegian sweaters are made in Norway...
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LL Bean's Norwegian sweaters are made in Norway...

Already have one, thank you though.

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Google is your friend. "Norwegian sweaters". smile.gif

First hit...
http://www.norwegiansweaters.com/
They can be rather expensive because they're made in Norway, and not SE Asia.
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Dale of Norway has a huge selection. They are very heavy and woven to last a lifetime. These were originally designed to be worn while skiing or fishing in the North Atlantic.
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You can buy direct from the major makers:

 

Dale, http://dale.no/us/

 

Nordstrikk, http://www.nordstrikk.no/

 

And Bergen's Norsk Håndstrikk, http://www.sweaterspecialist.com/about.html

 

Or actually, ebay is not a bad source - there are often New and NWOT Norwegians sweaters from several different makers available.

post #7 of 12
I would avoid the models with the pewter hooks that some have instead of buttons on cardigans or split neck. I think the metal hooks get in the way and can snag.
post #8 of 12

Dale Of Norway's sweaters are the best I've ever seen.

 

I found one in a thrift shop early this year and sold it for far too little on Ebay. I wish I had that one back!

 

The one I had was one of their windstopper short-zip pullovers. It was far too warm for my part of California.

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I can recomend Dale. They struggled for several years but in 2010/11 they finally where able to break even for the first time in almost 10 years. They struggled a long time since their managment wanted the production to stay in Norway, while other brands got a competive edge since they moved production abroad. Now they are back on track. Theese sweaters last a liftime if taken good care of. And regarding skiing, Dale is official supplyer to the Norwegian Ski Federation.

 

Or... a place like "Den Norske Husfliden" have a store in downtown Oslo where they occasionally sell hand knitted sweaters knitted in house for their yarn department. Page is only in Norwegian but they speak/write in English if you contact them.

http://www.dennorskehusfliden.no/?aid=9098345

 

This page translate anything you need to know (alomost :-)) about knitting if you want to make a special order or comunicate with a store.

http://www.strikkeoppskrift.com/engelske-ord-og-uttrykk

 

Some options are:

Buy something cheap and not made in Norway, could still be good quality. Cheap

 

Order direct from a factory like Dale or a smaler factory located in Norway. Expensive

 

In House hand knitted in a smal factory or from a "large" store like Husfliden. Very Expensive
 

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I would avoid the models with the pewter hooks that some have instead of buttons on cardigans or split neck. I think the metal hooks get in the way and can snag.

 

The models that have pewter hooks traditionally have embroidered edges to the sweater so it's rather difficult to catch the wool. I think they look much better, and not just because they are traditional.

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Napapiri is inspired by Norway, designed in Italy I believe... http://www.napapijri.com

 

NN.07  : No Nationality also has a very "Nordic" feel to it... http://nn07.com/mens

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I want to get a few nordic sweaters (like the authentic Norwegian sweaters) but I don't know where to get them.  I found a company called Dale of Norway but they have limited selection and they are very expensive.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Also, what are you opinions on these sweaters for a casual weekend/apres ski inspired look?

 

 

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I want to get a few nordic sweaters (like the authentic Norwegian sweaters) but I don't know where to get them.  I found a company called Dale of Norway but they have limited selection and they are very expensive.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Also, what are you opinions on these sweaters for a casual weekend/apres ski inspired look?

http://www.nordicstore-wool.com/icelandic_mens_wool_sweaters_116_ct.htm

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