Saturday, June 8, 2013

In Touch with the Past

When we arrived in Aarhus, Denmark, we were greeted by this charming young woman with information and an invitation to visit Den Gamle By.  We'd already chosen this outdoor museum as our destination for Aarhus, so we didn't need to be sold on the idea, but noticing the beautiful shawl, Nancy and I had many questions about the possibility of finding some yarn there.  The young lady had knitted this traditional shawl herself and assured us we wouldn't be disappointed.  We weren't!

I was able to purchase a kit for this traditional tie shawl at the museum store.  The directions were all in Danish, but included an email address to get the "recipe" in English!  They sent it along with good wishes for my shawl knitting.

Here are a few pics of the sights at Den Gamle By that concerned fiber processing and sales in the past.  Hope you enjoy them!

This flight of stairs led to the looms above.  I don't want to hear any more complaints about my stairs at the shop!

Finally, my favorite picture from Den Gamle By ...


  1. Do you have a pattern for sale for the pretty shawl the young lady was wearing? I'd sure be interested in knitting one. Bobbie Chapman

  2. The pattern I have was part of the kit I bought in Denmark and I don't have any for sale. However, I checked on Ravelry using "Danish Tie Shawl" for a search and had several come up, including a free pattern. I'd love to see your finished product!