CERN-Themed Knitwear is REAL! (aka European Organization for Nuclear Research)

CERN-Themed Knitwear is REAL! (aka European Organization for Nuclear Research)
Left to right: Jens Vigen, John Ellis and Mick Storr model their CERN-themed knitwear, gifts from Norwegian teachers Jolanta Nylund and Inga Hanne Dokka who visited the lab with their students (Image: Anna Pantelia/CERN)

Left to right: Jens Vigen, John Ellis and Mick Storr model their CERN-themed knitwear, gifts from Norwegian teachers Jolanta Nylund and Inga Hanne Dokka who visited the lab with their students (Image: Anna Pantelia/CERN)

Every year more than 1000 high-school students from Norway visit CERN. Some of the teachers return with their classes year after year. Kongsberg videregående skole and Akademiet Drammen are two such schools. On their latest visit the teacher presented a remarkable token of appreciation to the CERN staff that welcomed them – personally designed pullovers with themes from the world of particle physics!

Knitting has a strong tradition in Norway and the technique found in today’s wool sweaters has been practiced since the 9th century. The activity was practiced both by men and women up to around 1900. Since then the tradition has mainly been continued by women.

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Hat tip goes to Karen aka @mutant_robot – thanks Karen!!





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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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