About us - Norskein Knitting Supply
My name is June Aldrin, and I am married and have four grown children and two grandchildren. My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was seven years old, and I have been knitting ever since. I come from a long line of Norwegians so I have had a lot of exposure to and have also loved the tradition of Norwegian knitting. However, it wasn’t until I was older and had children that I tried my hand at two color knitting. It fascinated me but with the demands of raising children the knitting was sporadic. But the time came when my youngest two went off to college and with time on my hands I picked up knitting again and I found that I really loved knitting the Norwegian designs in mittens. I had made a couple of children’s sweaters with Norwegian designs when my kids were small but never mittens. Only one thing didn’t satisfy me. I wasn’t really happy with the quality of yarns that were available. They just didn’t make the beautiful designs stand out like I had remembered from my younger years. And then I discovered Rauma Yarns and what a difference that made in how my mittens turned out! It seemed to make the designs stand out so bold and rich. So I spent the next couple of years knitting with Rauma yarn and really enjoyed working with it and how my projects turned out.
In 2013 I made a cross country train trip out to California. That trip totally changed my involvement with knitting and Rauma yarn. While sight-seeing in the observation car I spotted a most beautiful and unusual Norwegian sweater that a fellow passenger was wearing. Since she was knitting at the time, I assumed she had made the sweater and it was confirmed that she had done so when I went to speak with her about it. She had copied it from an old sweater that she had bought from a second hand store about 30 years ago. After a few minutes of admiring and talking about the design I asked her if she would be willing to make a copy of the design and send it to me. Then one day I received a package and to my great surprise there was the original beautiful sweater inside! The lady on the train had actually sent me the sweater as the pattern. I was amazed that for a sweater as old as this was, that it still looked like new, for the most part. It had a few worn spots but the beauty of the yarn was not diminished by pilling or fading. This sweater captivated me in a very unusual way. To make a long and unbelievable story shorter, this sweater has mostly been responsible for setting me on the path to having a desire to be part of making this wonderful knitting yarn available to the North American market and to those who have a love for traditional knitting designs.
My mission is to provide this high quality yarn and other supplies to allow you to create the same kind of knitted heirloom that will last for years to come.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this yarn or the availability of patterns.