Yarn shops in Trondheim11:52 AM
Trondheim is a nice compact town for a travelling knitter. There are several yarn shops within a walking distance in the town center. I visited Jens Hoff Garn go Ide, Norsk Flid, Strikke-Bua, Garnhuset and Nøstebarn. Amazing Norwegian yarn souvenirs!
Olav Tryggvasons gate 18
|Traditional Norwegian knitwear at Norsk Flid|
Jens Hoff Garn og Ide recently opened the biggest yarn shop in the area at City Lade mall. This was a bit far from the town center, so I opted for their Trondheim Torg mall shop instead. This lovely small shop was full of lovely Norwegian yarns, mostly Sandnes Garn and Drops, also Rauma, Du store alpakka and other Norwegian brands. In addition, I spotted some Lettlopi and Manos del Uruguay, but I was concentrating on Norwegian yarns this time. For knitting inspiration, there was a wall full of traditional Norwegian knits, and also some lovely baby knits. I found some Babyull for a baby project on my project queue.
|Traditional Norwegian knitwear at Jens Hoff Garn og Ide|
|Viking yarns at Strikke-Bua|
|Ready-made Norwegian knitwear at Norsk Flid|
|Unprocessed wool yarn and clothing at Nøstebarn|
I'm pretty happy with my souvenirs from Norway. The only yarn that is not for a specific purpose (yet) is the pink Rauma Plum super kid mohair. All other yarns were on my to-do list. No random stash additions this time, and I'm really happy to have found such lovely yarns for these projects that have been waiting for the right yarn. The green hanks are BC Garn Silkbloom extra fino, 45 % silk 55 % merino. The colourful skeins are Viking Nordlys sock yarn - or maybe it's not actually sock yarn as it doesn't look and feel like sock yarn, but there was a sample sock knitted of the yarn and its 75 % superwash wool 25 % nylon, so to me that sounds like socks. Royal blue skein is Sandnes Babyull for a baby project, and the blue-gray skeins are Sandnes KlompeLompe merino that I'm going to use to make another Kivitasku vest. I have no idea what KlompeLOMPE means, but it's the best name for yarn I've seen so far!