From the age of the Vikings to the settlers of the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655), to contemporary issues in Scandinavian society, the American Swedish Historical Museum will take you back in time and across the sea to learn the stories of Swedes in America.

Knitting Along the Viking Trail

Knitting Along the Viking Trail presents the work of Scandinavian artist Elsebeth Lavold. Lavold has received worldwide recognition for her knitwear designs. She is best known for her Viking Knits Project, which she started in 1992 and she is the only Scandinavian knitwear designer with her own yarn label, called Elsebeth Lavold Designer’s Choice. A master knitter, author, business woman, and teacher, Lavold brings the designs and motifs of the Viking Age back to life in her traveling exhibition.

Blending together craftwork and ancient culture, Knitting Along the Viking Trail appeals to lovers of knitwear and textiles, as well as lovers of history and cultural experience.

This exhibition is made possible by grants from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, SWEA Philadelphia, and an anonymous foundation.

Exhibition no longer on display.

American Swedish Historical Museum - Knitting Along the Viking Trail