Saturnia Garn: Oslo’s cosiest yarn shop
Text: Bianca Wessel | Photos: Saturnia Garn
S aturnia Garn might just be the best yarn shop you can imagine, stocking a wide range of cashmere, alpaca, hand-dyed, rare-breed, and sustainable wool, in a warm and inspiring space along with friendly staff who are all expert knitters.
To knit and create had been a lifetime passion when Line M. Larsen found herself dreaming of swapping a busy career in accounting for a more creative and colourful path. But it was when she met the talented designer Cecilie Tofthagen that everything started to fall into place.
The two entrepreneurs were a great match, with Line’s administrative and numeric skills combined with Cecilie’s experience of designing for a yarn company. Together, the pair embarked on a journey to create one of Oslo’s cosiest and friendliest yarn shops, stocking the greatest range of yarn from the best suppliers. Saturnia Garn opened in 2016.
Fast-forward three years, and the thriving shop has already gained a loyal following of customers who are looking for great quality, an exceptional range of colours and inspiring patterns, and who like to meet fellow passionate knitters.
Traditional patterns and fashionista finds
Beautiful yarns are sourced from all over the world. Norwegian heritage brands like Rauma and Sandnes garn are leading the way, and luxurious alpaca yarn from Du Store Alpakka and natural yarns from Sublime are in demand, as are fun and colourful yarns from Katia and Louisa Harding. Seasoned knitters will be pleased to discover everything in the shop, including patterns, needles and all the yarn needed to complete a project.
Interestingly, more young people are taking to knitting, too, with on-trend and straightforward patterns and yarn packs from designers known from Instagram, such as PetiteKnit and Mille Fryd. Furthermore, thrifty fashionistas are finding their way to the shop. With a photo of an expensive designer jumper, for instance, they ask for help to replicate it. Most of the time, Saturnia will be able to help, finding a similar-style knitting pattern and matching yarn.
The online shop is growing too, with a surge in all-in-one knitting kits. There is also an international demand for traditional designs, including yarns and patterns for the Norwegian ski jumper and the Marius jumper.
Saturnia Garn in Oslo is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves knitting, regardless of age or ability.
Saturnia Garn AS, Ekebergveien 228C, 1162 Oslo
Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm; and Saturday, 10am to 5pm
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