Setesdalsgenser

Knitting Setesdalsgenser

Rose is working on a Norwegian Sweater.

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We learned they are called Setesdalsgenser in Norwegian.

Setes is the name of the valley (dal) that the genser (sweater) design comes from.

Dal is related to the word dale, and genser may be related to the word gansey (sweaters knitted in the Channel Islands). How the Norse language has permeated English!

Rose is thinking of knitting a gansey next!

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6 thoughts on “Setesdalsgenser

  1. You and your Hittys make such beautiful items and give us all kinds of interesting tidbits in the process. It’s so fun to read your posts.

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