Jenna K.

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Knitting: Pullover
One of the most fascinating concepts in Finnish mythology is ”folk” , väki. To the ancient Finns this term had many meanings: it was a multitude of entities or supernatural beings that manifested as or could cause illness or award powers to others. Everything was thought to possess a folk, including people.
Knitting: Pullover
Horses have many different meanings in folklore and world mythology; they are symbols of power, strength, courage and loyalty. In Scandinavian mythology, Odin has an eight-legged horse named Slepnir who lives in Asgard and helps warriors find their way to Valhalla after they die.
Knitting: Pullover
In the 8th poem of Kalevala Väinämöinen meets the daughter of Louhi. The maiden of the North is sitting in the clouds making embroidery and Väinämöinen asks her to marry him. The maiden teases Väinämöinen and promises to marry him only if he manages to make a boat from spears. Väinämöinen’s axe head turn to his knee, cleaving a mighty wound int...
Knitting: Pullover
Perhosten aika sweater is knitted from the top down with short sleeves and cropped body.
Knitting: Pullover
In the 3rd poem of Kalevala, Väinämöinen and Joukahainen are competing in knowledge and wisdom, and Väinämöinen sings his competitor into a swamp. In his panic Joukahainen promises his sister to Väinämöinen as a bride. Joukahainen’s mother is very pleased that her daughter will marry a great and important man, but the maiden is unhappy about he...
Knitting: Pullover
Gauge 18x22 sts 10x10 cm/ 4x4 in
Knitting: Pullover
Louhi is the mistress of Northland (Pohjola), Northland’s old and toothless wizard, a mother of breathtakingly beautiful daughters, a woman who defends her possessions by transforming her- self into a bird. Louhi gave me inspiration for a sweater combining softly rustic Finnish wool, shades of a forest, and mystic symbols of powerful Northern w...
Knitting: Mittens
In the 3rd poem of Kalevala, Väinämöinen and Joukahainen are competing in knowledge and wisdom, and Väinämöinen sings his competitor into a swamp. In his panic Joukahainen promises his sister to Väinämöinen as a bride. Joukahainen’s mother is very pleased that her daughter will marry a great and important man, but the maiden is unhappy about he...
Knitting: Pullover
STORY BEHIND THE PATTERN
Knitting: Pullover
This pullover is an adaptation of an Icelandic sweater made with rustic wool and a colorwork yoke. Unlike in Iceland, the horse on the yoke of this sweater is not an Icelandic horse but a stylized Finnish riding horse with a hint of mythology, resembling the horse seen on the painting named Kullervo Sets Off for War by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
Knitting: Pullover
Kalevalan toisessa runossa kerrotaan puiden synnystä. Runossa Väinämöinen nousee puuttomalle maalle ja ohjaa Santsa Pellervon kylvämään puut. Näin maailmaan syntyvät puut, metsät ja pensaikot.
Knitting: Pullover
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