Ok, folks! I am constantly being asked about the differences between the terminology and knitting from the different countries in our northern corner of the world. So let's get this straight :)
Let´s do the geography today and then knitting part next week.
The Nordics are: Iceland (orange), Norway (green), Sweden (yellow), Finland (purple), Faeroe Islands, Denmark (pink) and Greenland
Scandinavia: comprises the countries Norway, Denmark and Sweden
The region has been closely connected for hundred of years and share many commonalities with regards to languages (apart from Finland, who has a language belonging to a very different language group).
Next week I will get back to the Estonian knitting and the Fair Isle and just to let you know, Fair Ilse is a small island belonging to the Shetlands off the Scottish coast.
And Estonia is fairly close the Nordic countries and are quite tied to the region, but by definition not a part of the Nordics.
So now you got the geography ... next week there is the knitting :D
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