Here are two paintings by the Dane Michael Ancher -- "A Young Girl Knitting (Maren Brens)" (1887) --
and "Skagen Girl, Maren Sofie, Knitting" (1882). Socks, I think -- pretty certainly in the first painting. The shawls -- or is it the same shawl? -- look intriguing too. I love the quiet homeliness of both of these. Thanks to Wendy of Spinsjal for writing about her trip to Skagen, and for reminding me of the Skagen painters, whose work I admire tremendously.