By this point everyone knows that L.L. Bean's iconic Norwegian is back and, yes, knit in Norway out of 100% wool. Some of you might even know that L.L. Bean recently introduced a new quarter zip version to add to the knit's already illustrious legacy. So what's the new news, you ask? Well, I had no idea that L.L. Bean had just released their newest incarnation - the Norwegian stripe. I can't say for sure if this is a wholly new style or based on something from the archives, but I sure as hell have never seen it before (update: archive). It's virtually exactly the same as the original, but now comes with striped ribbing around the neck, wrists and waist. As of now only a natural and charcoal colorway is available, but if sales are good I can definitely see L.L. Bean introducing some others (I'm on team navy and mountain red). The pricepoint on the Norwegian stripe is the same as the original ($129), but, since it is much less likely to be seen around town, a much better bang for you buck.
[Editor's note: I had these last two images saved in an image folder on my computer so my apologies if they are in fact yours and I stole them from you.]