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S. N. S. Herning
The registered trademark S. N. S. HERNING was founded in 1931 by
Søren Nielsen Skyt (1899- 1972) in Herning, Denmark. As a young
man, he made a living by selling knitted garments of his own
making. In the mid1920'es, he learned about a technique of knitting
with "bobble" patterns that increased the insulating abilities of
Relying on these techniques, he began manufacturing the so-called
FISHERMAN sweater, which was intended to protect its wearer from
the rough weather at sea, and to be robust enough to withstand the
wear and tear from the hard work.
All our FISHERMAN sweaters are still being knitted at our knitting
factory in Herning - after the same recipe as that of Søren Nielsen
Skyt - with strict rules for the layout of the bobble pattern, the
cut, the measurements, and the ﬁnishing etc. Something about the
design and feel of this garment makes us shy away from making even
the slightest of changes to it.
Eighty years have passed since the release of our ﬁrst FISHERMAN
sweater. Even if the production has had its highs and lows, we
never stopped knitting it. And to this day, the FISHERMAN sweater
remains at the core of our entire production of knit-wear.
More knits have naturally been added to our repertoire over time -
but they all relate more or less directly to our original knit in
terms of functionality, aesthetic, underlying technique, texturing,
or simply that hard to describe feel.
All knits can be thought of as members of a family - sharing the