Right now, Fetish Boutique in Hyde Park is the only boutique in Ohio to carry Dale of Norway! This includes the Dale of Norway, limited edition, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Sweaters. By purchasing this sweater, you are investing in a collector’s piece and taking part in tradition that goes back to the 1956 winter Olympics in Italy. Fetish currently has stock on a variety of Ladies Olympic Sweaters. Special orders can also be placed for additional colors, as well as the men’s and kids styles. Visit Fetish and learn about the amazing history and quality of Dale of Norway, feel the difference in materials, and experience a garment you will surely cherish for years to come!!!
Fetish is located at 3451 Edwards Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45208, and will be carrying the sweaters through April.
Olympic Tradition at Dale of Norway
Olympic spirit and tradition are an inseparable part of the Dale of Norway company. Dale of Norway has been making sweaters for the Norwegian National Ski Teams since 1956. The first sweater was made for the Olympic Winter Games in Cortina, Italy. Since then, a new sweater is made for every Olympic season. The 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic sweater by Dale of Norway is the 13th sweater in the collection. But that’s not all—Dale of Norway has been proudly maintaining the position of an official outfitter to the Norwegian National Olympic and World Championship Ski Teams since 1956. Many of these designs are regarded as enduring classics even today.
For many people, an Olympic sweater has become a collector’s item—a memorabilia—and they will make certain that they will add the latest Team Norse 2010 to their collection. If you know someone who has not started collecting yet or someone you would like to give that special present, Dale of Norway Olympic sweater is a highly recommendable gift they will certainly cherish for years to come. But don’t think about Dale of Norway sweater as of historic or even antique item – many young snow enthusiasts have discovered the hidden advantages of a woolen outfit.
Wool—the Nature’s High-tech
Wool is often called the “nature’s high tech”—because of many useful features it possesses: wool allows moisture to pass through and the high percentage of air in the wool means, that it insulates very well against heat and cold, giving the user the best comfort both in cold and warm days. After all, isn’t this what all the cool high-tech materials are trying to achieve? So if you like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or the old good hiking, Dale of Norway sweater will surely keep you comfortable out there.
It is not an accident, that Dale of Norway calls itself a brand that made the Norwegian sweaters world famous. Thanks to the highest quality of all materials used, eye-catching designs implemented, and a little of sentimental value appealing especially to the Olympics enthusiasts, Dale of Norway is the brand name to satisfy all your outdoor needs. Each sweater is carefully crafted to ensure the highest possible quality and undergoes several manufacturing steps before it ends on store shelve:
Dale of Norway’s scouring line is one of only two lines left in Norway, making the company a true vertical producer, one of the very few left in the world.
Top making (worsted)
Dirt and short fibers are removed from the wool. The yarn is combed and stretched on the worsted line, making the wool more sustainable and it also brightens the colors.
The wool is spun into single yarns, which then have to rest for few days. Dale of Norway’s most featured wool yarn is Heilo, which we have been produced since 1938.
Different numbers of spun yarns are twisted together, depending on the desired thickness of the twisted yarn. Most Dale yarns are 4-ply, but 2-ply and 3-ply wool yarns are also available. Heilo yarn is usually 4-ply.
Dale of Norway uses only state-of-the-art dyestuffs, to make sure the best possible technical and ecological dyeing processes are employed. All yarns for hand knitting are dyed on hangs, in order to achieve the optimum handle and volume. After dyeing, the yarn is dried in high-frequency driers.
Depending on the desired density of the garment, Dale of Norway knits with different gauges—5, 7 and 12. Some of the knitting machines use Whole Garment® or Knit and Wear® technology, reducing the need for make-up to a minimum and adding value such as seamless comfort.
The different pieces are assembled using sophisticated techniques, such as circular linking, connecting the different loops one by one so they appear to be knitted together. This process makes the garment even more durable and long-lasting without losing its shape.