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Most of the time, your efforts result in something that is both functional and beautiful. For some, a knitting hobby develops into something meaningful—a way to reconnect with family members from different generations, a social activity (knitting circles are competing with book clubs all over the world), or even a source of revenue. The benefits and possibilities of knitting are infinite.
The Swedes have been avid knitters since the sixteenth century, creating richly textured garments that are both luxurious and practical. Here, two native Swedes offer their skills, patterns, and advice to a world of knitters hungry for new inspiration.
Pamela Hammerskog began knitting as a thirteen-year-old, when her home economics teacher told her that as long as you know how to knit and purl, you can knit just about anything. Paula tried it and has been knitting ever since. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Eva Wincent started knitting in earnest as an adult, when she answered an ad in the newspaper: "Seeking knitting partner for textile shop." She has now been running her own business, Wincent, for twenty years and is well known among knitters. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.