About us


I want to start by expressing my gratitude for visiting my website! Just a few years ago, I didn't even know what Instagram was. It was my son, Stian, who suggested that I showcase my knitting projects on Instagram. During a Christmas party a few years back, he created an account for me, which I reluctantly agreed to. The account needed a name, and since I was called Inna when I was little, I decided to go with that. However, Stian also insisted on including "knitting." "You're going to go international, Mom, right? You're going to conquer the world, you know." That's how Knitting Inna came to be, opening up an entirely new knitting universe.

The journey from not knowing what a "hashtag" meant to being known worldwide happened quickly. Now, hundreds, if not thousands, share pictures of their self-knit Knitting Inna designs on Instagram. It's particularly exciting to see how, for example, the Gudrun pattern emerges in new color combinations, transforming into an entirely new garment. It's magical!

In 2015, I launched an online store selling my own knitting patterns, and today, it's both me and my son, Stian, who run Knitting Inna. He manages all the business operations, while I get to do what I love most in life – knitting and designing. I communicate with thousands of amazing people on social media and, eventually, in the real world too. It has been an indescribable journey.

I grew up in a family where everyone knitted, and by the age of seven, I had my first knitting project on the needles. I knitted clothes for both my dolls and our cat, and at the age of 14, I assembled my first Marius sweater. When my twin sister, Marie, and I were in high school, we were experienced knitters. We knitted in the classroom, causing the needles to clatter, and the teacher often threatened to throw the entire knitting project out of the window. But we held onto our knitting needles, and I've been doing so ever since. Knitting is like yoga for me.

It has always been important for me to create simple patterns that everyone can understand. Everyone should be able to knit my designs, regardless of skill level. I combine the traditional with the urban and love to see a stylish cardigan paired with a trendy skirt, a fashionable bag, or a feminine hat. Knit a sweater for your dog and a matching hat or sweater for yourself. Find your favorite hat and knit it in ten different colors. Then, you'll have a hat for every occasion and outfit. Anything goes!

I hope I can inspire you to think a bit differently. Try new color combinations, wear a cardigan with high heels, and dare to be feminine!