sweaters have an interesting history. Originally, Nordic sweaters only
came in black or white. These were the natural colors of sheep’s
wool. Soon some Nordic people began combining the black and white, and
started making v-shaped patterns called ‘lice’. This v-shape
stitch helped make their Nordic sweaters warmer. Next knitters began experimenting
with patterns, but only on the very top of the sweater because Nordic people
tucked their Nordic sweaters far down into baggy pants. More intricate
patterns emerged as people decided to combine function with fashion and
wear their Nordic sweaters to social events such as church. They even added
brighter colors and silver clasps (now usually pewter) for decoration.
Norwegian women used Nordic sweaters to attract a husband.
They would knit their loved one a Nordic sweater as a sign of affection.
This in turn would result in a proposal for marriage.
Nordic sweaters are now considered stylish and fashionable to wear. They
are often seen in high class places. In order to keep up with fashion, manufacturers
make short, dressy Nordic sweaters with fresh designs along with the more
traditional Norwegian sweaters. You can see people wearing Nordic sweaters
all over the world.