By night, Ida Wirak-Trettevik (@idawitre) works as a nurse in the regional department for eating disorders in Oslo, as her maternity leave is coming to an end. By day, she is the 28-year-old painfully stylish mum of three boys, and spends the majority of her free time knitting incredible patterns and dreaming about making them herself one day.
When civil engineer Ingvild Hernes Lunde (@strikkingvild) moved into a new house in 2011, she discovered that her new neighbour (@heimestrikka_) was an eager knitter. When they both had kids at the same time two years later, knitting became a true connector between the two.
As a social anthropologist, 25-year-old Christina Lernes (@minimalist.hippie) is inherently against gender stereotypes. When she returned to the motherland from Manchester pregnant last year, she couldn’t find any clothes that weren’t pink or blue.
As the latest addition to the Norwegian Snapchat knitting scene, Vestlandstrikk (‘west country knits’) aims to portray the knitting community within western Norway.
After suffering the loss of her unborn baby at seven months pregnant, Hanne-Ma Hansrud – more commonly known as @middelsstrikk (‘mediocre knits’) – set up her Instagram account. As an antidote to the ‘always happy, drinking coffee at 10am on a Wednesday and knitting’ kind of community, she aimed to portray her sometimes frustrating relationship with knitting. Today, she is the creator of the immensely popular The Bullet Journal for Knitters.