Dale of Norway is a leading innovator of new wool and yarn qualities.
All of their knitwear is made with 100% premium and eco-friendly wool. The collection is designed with different types of wool, ranging from the strong Norwegian wool, ideal for durable mid- and outerlayer knitwear, to extra-fine skinsoft Merino. With unique knitting techniques, the results are garments with exceptional long-lasting qualities.
The village of Dale is nestled between beautiful steep mountains, waterfalls and fjords on the west coast of Norway. In 1879, the historic textile factory was established in this valley with easy access to wool, strong knitting traditions, and a great supply of natural power from the local waterfalls. Since then, Dale of Norway has developed stunning designs in premium qualities that are well-known worldwide.
In 1872, Peder Jebsen travelled through the small village of Dale, located close to the city of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. He had years of experience with the textile industry and had studied modern production methods in England. Peder Jebsen recognized Dale as an ideal place to establish a premium textile production facility utilizing the valley’s potential for natural hydro power - and the easy access to Norwegian wool. He secured the rights for the local waterfalls and soon thereafter, steamboats loaded with new machines from England arrived in Dale. The Dale of Norway textile facility was completed in 1879 and has remained active in the Dale village ever since. From the beginning, Jebsen was able to combine his knowledge of modern textile production and focus on premium wool – creating the designs and quality that has been Dale of Norway’s trademark since 1879.
Since 1956, Dale of Norway has been outfitting the national Norwegian ski team with official sweaters for all Winter Olympic Games and World Championships. Dale of Norway was later chosen to design the official sweaters for the Winter Olympic Games through the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with the rights to use the Olympic rings. This made the Dale of Norway brand world famous.
A classic Dale of Norway hat. Matches the Anniversary sweater but can easily be used by itself. Fully lined with skinsoft merino. One size.
Classic hat made with skinsoft merino. Matches Kongsvollen sweater and coordinates well with most outfits. One size.
The original hat from the 1956 Winter Olympic Games. A great authentic look - lined with skinsoft merino for comfort. Norwegian wool. One size.
Classic Norwegian hat with great tassels. Norwegian wool. Lined with extra-fine Merino. One size.
The classic ski hat from Dale of Norway lined with skinsoft Merino for comfort. One size.
This sweater was specifically designed for the World Ski Championship in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 2003. This is the updated version made with our new and refined comfort knit technology, making it one of the bestselling sweaters in the collection.
A children's version of one of the best known Norwegian designs! Cortina is a re-launch of our first official Olympic Sweater, originally made for the 1956 Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The design captures the essence, soul and spirit of traditional Norwegian history that continues to transcend generations.
The authentic Dale of Norway look! The Setesdal design evokes history and memories, it is the most recognized Norwegian pattern and has been knitted for generations. The small v-shaped dots are known as the “lusekofta” (lice pattern) while the crosses were believed to protect from evil spirits.
This design was made for the 2004 Alpine World Championships in Vail and quickly became a bestseller. The eight petal rose pattern was embellished with an extra color in a new exciting variation of this classic design element.
The Vinje Knitshell Jacket merges tradition, fashion and technical features into a sophisticated outerwear piece. The design is feminine and elegant with real fur trim, and beautifully knitted detailing inspired by Norwegian folk costumes, known as “bunads.” Dale of Norway’s innovative Knitshell fabric, with water-repellent wool and a windproof liner,...
A beautiful skinsoft Merino cardigan influenced by the fashion trends of the early 20th century. It takes the grace and power of the corset shape, combined with Norwegian patterns, to create a style with exclusive detailing such as the decorative roll-up cuff.
A new hand knit look made with a soft comfortable yarn. This sweater represents a combination of a traditional Nordic patterns and a modern design in line with current fashion trends. It is named after Voss, a small village and ski area situated 30 minutes from the Dale valley, known for its unique culture and outdoor activities.
A classic ski hat. Matches the Holmenkollen sweater but can easily be used by itself. 100% medium weight wool and lined with skinsoft, extra-fine Merino for comfort.
Inspired by the Calgary Winter Olympics, this design incorporates classic ski elements in a versatile style that travels easily from the slopes to the office. Made with our premium skinsoft Merino, it features a durable double-finished construction that makes it ideal for an active lifestyle.
A comfortable and modern sweater with an authentic heritage, inspired by the official Garmisch World Championship sweater from 1978. This versatile garment is made with Dale of Norway’s premium skinsoft Merino and long-lasting knit quality, perfect for an active lifestyle. The main design element is the traditional eight leaf Selbu rose, giving the...
A beautiful and versatile cardigan. The design is inspired by the Aurora borealis, the point where the midnight sun meets the sea. This spectacular phenomenon of sun and light is seen in the Northern part of Norway. The cardigan is made with our innovative Comfort knit technology, giving it a comfortable feel and fit with a bit of stretch, in a double...
A new interpretation of the classic outdoor hunting jacket, traditional deer motif on the sleeves combined with attractive design elements for a handsome lifestyle look. Our technical Weatherproof features make it perfect for hunting and the outdoors. It protects not only from the cold, but also from wind and wet conditions such as rain and snow.
Authentic Nordic knit patterns, combined with new detailing and technical features, makes this a stylish Weatherproof jacket for the outdoors. The water-repellent wool and the windproof liner make this jacket suitable for all weather conditions, and perfect for the ski slopes.
A harmonious blend of authentic details and attractive colors makes this an exciting new sweater from Dale of Norway.
The Original! There is no other way to describe this traditional sweater, the first official Olympic Sweater made for the 1956 Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo. The design captures the essence, soul and spirit of traditional Norwegian history that continues to transcend generations. Made with Norwegian wool.
A new and modern design adapted to current lifestyles and fashion trends. This bomber jacket pays tribute to our original Cortina Olympic sweater from 1956. The shape, contrast colors and leather detailing represent a journey through the evolution of Nordic knit patterns and showcases new trends in Nordic design.
A contemporary and handsome sweater named after the Dovre mountain area, known in Norwegian literature for its “mountain hall” where trolls were hiding. The expression “til Dovre faller” (until the Dovre falls), was used in the oath sworn during the Norwegian Constituent Assembly in 1814, when Norway formed an independent nation following its separation...
An attractive, classic design inspired by authentic Norwegian fishermen’s sweaters that were common in the early 1900s. The stripes reflect the classic sailor look, combined with the traditional eight leaf Selbu rose, symbolizing strength and protection from danger.
The design is inspired from the old fishermen’s knot, Valknuten. Valknuten has no opening and can thus be interpreted as not being able to let itself be broken by evil forces. The knot was used to protect against black magic. Valknut could also be called “love knot” and was used as a “love-provoking” symbol in courtship. Were the knots drawn together,...
A youthful cardigan, inspired by the historical “Valknut” symbol. This is a knot with no opening, beginning or end, symbolizing that it is unbreakable by evil forces and used for protection against black magic. Named after Haukeli, a mountain area located in the central part of Norway.
A sporty cardigan with a youthful look and fit. The design is inspired by the same patterns that are found in the original Cortina Olympic sweater, but adapted for a lighter contemporary cardigan version. Named after Hemsedal, a popular ski resort in Norway, located in the same beautiful mountain area as Gol.
Classic Merino wool cardigan.
A sporty and elegant jacket made with a new, lighter and soft Weatherproof Knitshell wool fabric
A popular and handsome sweater made with wonderful textured knitting and real elk leather detailing. The water-repellent wool keeps the sweater dry in wet conditions, perfect for the outdoors. It is also stain and dirt resistant, which requires minimum care, ideal for lighter colors.
Exclusively designed for the Norwegian National Cross Country Ski Team, the Lahti is the team’s official World Cup sweater for 2016 and 2017. The design features the stripes from the Norwegian flag, with an exclusive patch signifying the 2017 Championships on the upper arm. Made with 100% Merino wool.