To the book Poems in masks designer Solveig Hisdal drew inspiration from traditional patterns and techniques from, among other things, textiles, rose-mala chests and cupboards, wallpaper, bunads and tablecloths. She went to museums and gained knowledge and inspiration, and used this to create a book full of knitted treasures. The book was published in 1997 and is unfortunately not available for sale today.
Model 152 is knitted in Ash wool yarn (formerly Hifa 2). The yarn package contains a pattern and enough yarn for the largest size. The sweater is inspired by a pair of gloves with floss edges found at the Drammens Museum. In this women's jacket, the traditional Norwegian eight-petal rose is used as a pattern.
Sizes S/M – M/L Overall width: 113 – 120 cm Length: approx. 65 cm Sleeve length: approx. 49 cm
Knitting needles and knitting strength 26 sts / 30 rounds pattern = 10 x 10 cm Circular pin 2.5 and 3.5 mm Double pointed needles 2.5 and 3.5 mm
Hillesvåg Exclusive collections are made in collaboration with selected designers. The collections maintain extremely high quality and are specially made for the fashion-conscious knitter.
The collaboration collection with Solveig Hisdal was created in connection with the publication of the book "Dikt i masker"/"Poetry in stitches" from 1997. The beautiful and timeless garments are still highly relevant.
Unfortunately, the book is no longer available, but all the models from the magnificent book can be found here as a yarn package with recipes in either Norwegian, Swedish or English.
Solveig Hisdal has a background in both graphic design, visual arts and clothing design. She has received numerous awards for her design skills. Solveig is best known for her design collaboration with Oleana. This collaboration started in 1992 and after that time all news from Oleana has been designed by her.
Solveig Hisdal is considered one of the best textile designers in Norway and her signature is evident in "Dikt i masker" thanks to her colorful design and well-developed sense of ornament and form.