Order NowAbout the Author

Annichen Sibbern Bohn was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1905, to a well to do family. After attending University, she worked for the Oslo Husflid, or Home Arts and Crafts organization, which supplies know-how and a marketplace for crafts people who practice traditional arts and crafts, to sell their wares. In 1927, while working for Husflid, Annichen travelled across Norway and recorded the traditional knitting patterns of the country people. She published her work, Norsk Strikkemonstre (Norwegian Knitting Designs) in 1929. The book was extremely popular, and Annichen began teaching knitting and sewing classes, as well as continued publication in women's magazines. During WWII she and her husband Ole Bohn were active members of the Norwegian Resistance. After the war she semi-retired to raise her family, but was highly respeced in Norway as a knitting expert. The patterns that she documented became classics and were knit all across Norway. Norwegian Knitting Designs was translated into English in the1950's or 60's, and sadly, went out of print in the 1970's. This is the first new publication since that time.

About the Editor, Terri Shea

Terri Shea learned to knit during the dot com bubble, as a way to use up her handspun yarn. After layoff during maternity leave in 2001, she began submitting patterns to magazines and websites to have something deliverable to look forward to. She has designed for yarn companies such as Plymouth Yarns and Cherry Tree Hill Yarns, websites like KnitNet.com and Knit Circus, and magazines Piecework and Knitters Magazine, and has published patterns in several books. Terri published her first book, Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition in 2007, and has recently republished the classic Norwegian Knitting Designs by Annichen Sibbern Bohn.

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