Upon moving to London in 2011, designer Eli, behind the brand Skeindeer, realised she missed being recognised as a Norwegian. So she did what any homesick Norwegian would do – and took up knitting.
It’s 5am. When most people are comfortably sleeping behind dark curtains at this time of year as as the sun is rising somewhere far in the distance, Birger Berge is already awake and about to have his morning coffee – whilst working on his latest knitting project.
The graphic designers turned knitting designers are everywhere these days – and with good reason. Gro Kristiansen behind the brand @Veslestrikk started knitting about three years ago, when her firstborn was one. Straight away, she designed her first pattern.
So how do you get all that knitting done? “Oh – I knit like this,” she says and excitedly puts her mug of coffee on the table and props her foot up on the armchair she’s sitting on, demonstrating where his head would be, whilst leaning her elbow on her knee and pretending to knit.
At 28, Mette Wendelboe Okkels is about to become a mother of three. She also has a year and a half left of medical school, alongside running her very own incredibly hyped-up (with excellent reason!) successful brand PetiteKnit, which has taken the knitting community by storm – especially in the past year.