Revealed: Nordic Knits


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Knitting notions galore - mittens, sweaters, yarns, scissors and more.  Many things have gone amiss within this busy artisan's workshop.

Were you able to find the 33 differences between the box cover and the puzzle image?

Nordic Knits Revealed
Refer to box art below for location of each of these changes.

  1. The Swedish straw goat (also called the Juibock or Yule goat) flipped directions
  2. New ribbon added
  3. The striped sweater changed color...
  4. and so did this one (swamped colors with each other)
  5. Thread on the sewing machine is now red
  6. Another sweater was added to the stack
  7. Buttons appear on the windowsill
  8. Flowers are blooming outside
  9. The sheep and candle switched places, plus the candle is now lit
  10. There’s a pair of red scissors on the sewing cabinet
  11. Painted bird on the sewing cabinet sign flipped and is a different color
  12. Two different drawers are open
  13. Ball of yarn is different color – now purple
  14. Another cute, knitted mouse joins the other one
  15. Thread changed color – now blue
  16. This mitten is different pattern and color
  17. New button on this mitten
  18. Scissors all shifted in the cup holder
  19. The red dala horse moved (from location #24)
  20. The figurines switched places
  21. New decorative metal piece added
  22. Thimble on the pin cushion
  23. This mitten is also different pattern and color
  24. New buttons added
  25. New blue dala horse
  26. Red mitten cuff poking into scene
  27. This mitten is different...
  28. and has a new button added
  29. This mitten also changed pattern and color
  30. Tiny sweaters change location...
  31. as well as the tiny mittens in the larger bowl moved around
  32. Candle is lit
  33. Spolls swapped places




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Answers to the Nordic Knits Trivia:

When and why did these garments, originally called jumpers or jerseys, become known as sweaters?  source: 
In the late 19th early, 20th century, American football took all as a sport with this garment as their sportswear – and the players sweated in them a lot.  They were good for absorbing sweat and became known as “sweaters.”  Prior to this, early 19th century, homegrown knitting caught on for fisherman to keep them warm on the sea, particularly in Ireland, Scotland and UK – with the lighter knit called a “jersey.”  The origin of the term “sports jersey” was named after the garment woven for fisherman. “Jumpers” referred to garments sailors wore that resembled more of a smock.

When and where did the term “Sweater Weather” originate?
It was first used in print in 1927 issue of the New Yorker.  At that time, sweaters were not as popular as they are today.  They were mostly worn by athletes or people who worked outdoors.  The phrase “sweater weather” likely came about to describe the ideal conditions for wearing a sweater.

What is Lambswool?
Lambswool comes from the first shearing of a young sheep (lamb) which is shorn around seven months.  It is softer and needs less processing than subsequent shearings.

Can you name five reasons why wool is so special?
Wool is 100% natural, renewable, and biodegradable, easy to clean, keeps the wearer warm or cool and has a long lifespan.  It is perfect for repurposing!

What is the difference between wool, Angora, Mohair and Cashmere fibers?
Wool comes only from sheep? Angora fiber comes from an angora rabbits, Mohair comes from a goat, and Cashmere comes from Kashmiri Goats.
Angora and cashmere are combed out, not sheared, and considered a hair.

How many different types of wool-producing sheep are there?
It is estimated that there are over 1,000 breeds of sheep worldwide. Each has wool with unique characteristics.

What is felted wool
Wool is felted or “fulled” by by agitating wool fibers in water. This tightens the knit and makes a denser weave that is warmer and more water repellant. It also reduces the size, which many of us have found (to our sadness!) when we have accidentally machine washed a wool sweater!

Fairly stiff to make the mittens almost wind proof and very warm; made by agitating and shrinking wool fibers

What is the oldest knitted item in the world? 
Socks from Egypt dating from the 11th century

What is the black sewing machine shown in the puzzle and when was it first introduced?
On October 3, 1933, Singer commissioned the first batch of 10,000 model 221 sewing machines, marketing them as the Singer Featherweight. Stopped production in 1968.

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