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Allison Barta models American Birkebeiner knitwear she designed and created as souvenir gear for the famous Wisconsin ski race. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

American Birkebeiner: Knitter's patterns honor historic race

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Allison Barta, known for her Irish cable knitting books, has ventured into a new arena of needlework.

Barta designed and knit patterns to commemorate the American Birkebeiner, the ski race that re-enacts the rescue of the toddler, Norway's King Haaken IV.

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