Due to the cold winters, Norway has a long tradition of wool and knitwear. The beautiful traditional patterns have mostly been inspired by nature or history. Over the past 130 years, Dale of Norway has developed its own famous designs, and redesigned age-old Norwegian patterns. Dale effectively turns patterns into garments for fashion and sport with an authentic story. 

Norwegian Design

Setesdal

Setesdal

The Setesdal design evokes history and memories; it is the most recognized Norwegian pattern and has been knitted for generations. This is the original design that started the Norwegian sweater category. The small v-shaped dots are known as the "Lusemønster" (lice pattern) while the crosses were believed to protect from evil spirits.

Authentic detailing

Authentic detailing

Our designers are always focused on the authenticity of our garments and use authentic elements to complement many of the designs. These decorative elements are typically chosen specifically for the garment and include pewter buttons, embroidery, zipper pulls and decorative trim giving the overall design an authentic and attractive look.

Bunad inspired designs

Bunad inspired designs

In Norway, each county has a unique folk costume, known as “bunads,” that have been used for festive occasions over the past centuries. This particular design is inspired by the Trondelag county bunad; an area with beautiful old wooden houses in the city of Trondheim, located in Trondelag, the capital of Norway during the Viking ages.