It wasn’t just the long winter that kept Norwegians knitting; Sales of yarn keep climbing as the country heads into spring.
“I have a friend who loves to knit, and every time she comes to visit, she sits there knitting,” Viyan Tarin, who’s just started knitting herself, told newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN). “She encouraged me to start knitting and now I’m hooked.”
Quite literally, as it turns out. Yarn sales in Norway continue to boom, with companies like Sandnes Uldvarefabrikk AS, reporting revenues of NOK 273 million and profits of NOK 42 million, up more than 14 percent over 2016.
House of Yarn, another major yarn producer in Norway, sold NOK 190 million worth of yarn as early as 2016. Numbers for 2017 weren’t yet available.