11.12.2008

scandinavian

I love Scandinavian design, especially since I'm a quarter Swedish myself and was raised to appreciate it. Lately I've really been craving some fair isle knits in my wardrobe. The sweaters from iiS by Siv Elise Seland (pictured above) are to die for.
And all of the photos and clothing from Swedish label Nygårds Anna are breathtaking. Check out this blog for more Scandinavian goodness. I don't think any of these things are available for purchase in the U.S. that I know of, but the images sure make for some good knitting inspiration.

17 comments:

Jen said...

I could swim in their fabrics too.

emily said...

oh, so it's the swedish that makes you so cute.

have you made the ravelry leap yet? you'll find lots of scandinavian knitting love there.

Kristien said...

The black and white sweater on the model (photo where she is lying down) reminds me so much of a sweater my husband bought me years ago when he visited a friend in Norway. Every winter I pull it out of my sweater chest--it is the warmest sweater I own and I never get sick of it! Thanks for sharing.

whistlepeaknits said...

Stranded colourwork is my favourite think to knit! You should try it.

amy said...

Thanks for the Scandanavian inspiration photos.... I wandered around a bit and found a US-based source....

http://www.huset-shop.com/iis-of-norway-angelika-dress-p-566.html

dangerous, no?

Amelia said...

I love both pictures. The gloves in the 2nd are great.

Sigrid said...

This is a treasure trove. How do you find such great inspirations?! Thank you.

copperseal said...

wow thank you for shedding some light on Scandinavian design - i had no idea their clothes were so chic and cozy looking! this post is definitely serious fashion inspiration ;) thanks for sharing jenny!

Olena said...

One of the swedish brands I wish I owned more of is Gudrun Sjöden - www.gudrunsjoden.com. She travels around the world and especially to those corners where the ethnic clothing is still alive and used. It is eco, wonderful materials and has special ethnic touch.

Llewellyn said...

Chic, comfy

ashley english said...

Long, warm, belted knit sweaters are the stuff of my dreams. I wear them constantly here in the mountains of N.C.-in fact, I'm wearing one now. I LOVE the long plaid dress paired with the cardigan on the nygardsanna site!
I've long admired your site and, having subscribed to Domino since its inception (I have every copy printed!), I was thrilled to see you in it a few months back. I tagged you for the 7 Random Things meme on my blog!

Miss Kate said...

Those gloves in picture #2 make my heart happy. I'm not quite than dexterous with my knitting yet, but I aspire to make sweaters and gloves that pretty some day!

Have you looked at www.helloyarn.com yet? She's got some beautiful patterns for gloves, mittens, and the like for free.

Victoria said...

I had to smile when I saw this post b/c I just bid on and won this same sweater! Everyone needs a couple of happy green sweaters.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=290270670921

Derya said...

I say take up knitting too! In between all your amazing sewing, of course. :)

laura said...

me too! i heart scandinavian design!!

El Deaño said...

I love Scandinavian jaw structure. lol. i.e. You and me!! My Finnish jaw is super sharp. I know that's not fashion related but that girl is so beautiful!

TheSundayBest said...

Right now my mom is finishing a sweater for me in icelandic wool. It's from the pattern she used to knit the ones I wore when I was nine (I am now 32).

I am very, very excited.