I’m Laurie, and I knit. A lot.

Mother Knitter: Crafting a Sustainable Future with Nordic Traditions

Years ago, my mom introduced me to the world of knitting. It was a simple pastime then, but it wasn’t until I visited my husband’s family in rural Norway that I truly fell in love with the craft. Despite the language barrier, his grandmother, who didn’t speak a word of English, and I shared a universal language: the love for knitting (strikke) and crocheting (hekle). Those moments, sitting in front of the fireplace, needles in hand, are the epitome of Hygge and remain some of my most cherished memories.

Fast forward almost two decades, and the passion for knitting has only grown. Driven by a mix of nostalgia and practicality, my husband and I decided to bring a slice of Nordic knitting to the US. Perhaps he believed it would be more economical to import my favorite yarns directly rather than sneaking suitcases full of them from his frequent trips to Norway. Whatever the reason, our small business was born.  Now, in our 5th year, we’re proud collaborators with Norway’s premier yarn manufacturer, Sandnes Garn. This collaboration isn’t just about making these exceptional yarns accessible in the US; it’s about sharing a piece of Nordic heritage.

Sandnes Garn is more than just a yarn brand. It’s a commitment to sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly practices. Every strand we offer is procured, processed, and dyed with the utmost respect for both humans and animals. Beyond the yarn, Sandnes Garn is a design powerhouse, churning out knitting patterns every season that blend classic Nordic aesthetics with a contemporary edge. Always inclusive, always affordable, they ensure that every knitting enthusiast can craft with style and elegance.

Our journey doesn’t stop there. As of 2023, we’re thrilled to announce our expansion to include LAMANA of Germany, a luxury yarn that promises unparalleled quality.

Mother Knitter isn’t just a store; it’s a community. Our knowledgeable staff is always ready to assist, ensuring your knitting journey is as delightful as it is fulfilling. We pride ourselves on superior customer service, making us a beacon for knitting and crocheting aficionados.

Join our community and be a part of this beautiful journey. Not only can you get these yarns from us, but we are also distributing them to over 100 local yarn stores across the US.

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