I started to knit when I was 4 and have never been bored since.
Love to travel and meet people and have for a period in my life been living in Caracas, California and almost 7 years in Rome where I studied 4 years in Accademia di Costume di Moda.
I have been selling designs since the 80´s beside other full time jobs.
Worked 9 years as a handicraft journalist in a magazine. Until 9 years ago I started to work full time as knit designer.
In 2015 I started my own webshop sidselhoivik.no
where I sell yarn-kits of my own designs. I ship my kits worldwide.
I love all kind of knitting, but my speciality has become stranded knitting often inspired by my Norwegian heritage. I often give it a feminine touch with details of embroidery, crochet, ribbons, beads and sequins.
I think it’s magic that my great hobby has become my job.
It has made me meet a lot of new and interesting people and sent me to places I probably would not have seen if it wasn’t for my knitting.
Picture by Anne Helene Gjelstad