The Norwegian Knitters: From nanotechnology to yarn dyeing

With a master’s degree in nanotechnology for civil engineering, the woman behind Lille Rille Design – who specialises in hand dyed yarn – never in her wildest dreams ever thought she’d go straight from maternity leave with her youngest into a career of dyeing yarn. But today, that’s exactly what she does – whilst slightly wondering if she should get a ‘real job’. 

Support your local yarn shop: The knitting sisters

What started out as a bit of a joke between two sisters quickly transformed into a business idea when they realised the local yarn shop was up for sale. Nearly a year into the business, we caught up with the new owners of Garnstuen in Bergen, Norway to talk about all things knitting-related, from needle preferences (it’s all about the round needles) to their adventurous customers.

A project bag for the modern knitter

After a summer holiday where she spent more time untangling yarn rather than knitting, creator of Plystre Knitwear, Warunee Bolstad, decided to create a solution to her tangled problems. This is how the idea of The Project Bag was born – a bag that was sold out within 30 minutes of launching.