Wednesday, October 10, 2018

1970s Norwegian Sweater

Photo by Salt Water New England


9 comments:

  1. I got one for Christmas of 1984 or 5. I still have it in a cedar lined chest. It looks brand new. They should bring this exact sweater back.

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    1. I got one from LLB last year, and they are offering it this year too:
      https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/117970?page=1912-heritage-sweater-norwegian-bird-s-eye-crewneck&bc=12-27-516607&feat=516607-GN1&csp=f&attrValue_0=Navy&gnrefine=1*MATERIAL*Wool

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    2. The one from L.L.Bean that is offered now says that it is 100% wool made in Norway. It is $169 with a 20% off promo going on now.

      Jacqueline

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  2. The old ones, made in Norway, were densely knitted and had some heft. No jacket needed.

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  3. Norlender sells the best (and genuine) Norwegian sweaters that I have seen recently. This pattern is called the Svalbard and Norlender makes it from Norwegian wool. The company has been making them since 1927. The Icelandic knitwear makers offer fantastic patterns that are worth considering too.

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  4. A timeless classis! I've had mine since the mid 70's. Still going strong!

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  5. I've always preferred traditional and classic clothing over anything trendy. These sweaters are practical, attractive and will last a lifetime unless one outgrows them or the moths consume them. There are several authentic vintage sweaters on Ebay at decent prices. I always wear mine as a coat in the winter months when I'm hiking or gardening. They are so much more comfortable than a bulky coat.

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  6. Ah! I know it well. One of my two favorite sweaters. The other is the same model but in cream with charcoal-brown markings. From the early 90s and made in Norway. . . Heia Norge!

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  7. I love my L.L. Bean Norwegian sweater like the one in the photo. It's unbelievably versatile, warm, durable, and almost a personal trademark. I've had several over the years but never wore one out. They've been lost or purloined because I'd never just forget one and leave it somewhere.

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