Knitting in Art

knittinginartby Annemor Sundbø
Translation by: Carol Huebscher Rhoades


Our cultural heritage is a wellspring that everyone can draw from, build on, add to, and develop for future generations. This book shows how artworks can be used to discuss knitting history even if the artists didn’t have that in mind when they painted.

Often people dressed in knitted clothing were depicted so precisely that the knitting can be copied stitch by stitch. Artworks also contain invisible lead threads tied to stories about knitting not immediately apparent in the pictures.

The yarns and techniques found in old knitted remnants have been the springboard for Annemor Sundbø’s updated designs for knitters and anyone interested in cultural heritag.

This book
brings lead threads
and knitted garments from artworks.

The models are knitted in yarn spun by
Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Norway

Cover design: Bjørn Høydal.
Artist: Jeannie Ozon Høydal

ISBN 978-82-994657-4-8 Hard cover 399,- NOK
ISBN 978-82-994657-5-5 Soft cover 360,- NOK

For orders in USA
Schoolhouse Press, – Meg Swansen
Unicrn Books and Crafts, – Lars Malmberg

Torridal Tweed
Annemor Sundbø
NO-4745 Bygland, Norway