World’s First Knitted Football Shoes

Adidas has just released that they have produced the world’s first knitted football boots/shoes for the upcoming World Cup series in Football (Soccer), The Samba Primeknit.

Luis Suaraz will be wearing this limited edition on a big March 16 debut at Old Trafford when Liverpool will play against fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

We will let the pictures speak for themselves.

knitted shoes adidas luis suarez

What do you think about these new knitted football shoes? :)

Ravelry: 4 million members…

… and Iceland is number 1 on the list .. per capita :)

We want to send our congratulations over to Ravelry – who today announced they had reached the 4 million members milestone! Wow – are you a part of the knitting community at Raverly yet?

It is often said that Iceland is the Home of the Per Capita Record and when it comes to knitting, we sure want to be on top as well :)

Based on this report by Ravelry, Iceland is leading the way with an estimated 346 Ravelers per 10,000 Icelanders.  See the statistics report here.

Ravelry 4 million members - Iceland number 1

Unravel .. A Festival of Knitting 2014


We are very excited to share with you that we will be participating as exhibitors at the Unravel Knitting festival in Farnham, UK.

The festival will take place Feb. 21 – Feb. 23 and has fast become one of the leading independent events for knitting and crochet enthusiasts both nationally and internationally.

The Unravel Knitting Festival will include a marketplace with products from over 80 leading companies, expert talks, installations and workshops and we are excited to be one of the few, if not the only, international guests at the show.

We are bringing a great selection of Icelandic yarn, Alafoss lopi, Léttlopi (lopi lite), samples of Plötulopi (the unspun yarn) and other wool yarn – knitting patterns and pattern books, traditional Icelandic wool sweaters and Alafoss wool blankets and samples of other wool items along with color sample cards of the Icelandic yarn.

If you are located in UK and close to the Farnham area, we would love to see you there! Visit the event website here and purchase tickets to this exciting knitting festival.

If you can’t make it this year – make sure you follow us on Instagram where you can view pictures from the Festival. Follow us at @alafoss on both Twitter and Instagram :)

Do you know anyone that is coming to the Unravel Knitting Festival this year?

Free Knitting Pattern – Aftur

Ever dreamt of knitting your own traditional Icelandic wool sweater – your own Icelandic lopapeysa?

Now you can get a free pattern of a basic Icelandic wool sweater with a beautiful pattern, the same as Actress Scarlett Johansson is wearing in the movie “We bought a Zoo” from 2011.  Instructions available in English, Finnish, and Icelandic.


Download this free pattern of the beautiful sweater Aftur, designed by Védís Jónsdóttir by clicking here.

Napkins with Wool Pattern

What a great idea for your next knitting club?

Now you can have napkins with the traditional Icelandic wool sweater pattern along with matching candles with the same wool pattern design. Click on the picture below for more information.

Order today for yourself or as a gift for your “knitterholic” friends :)


Reminder: 15% off your entire order

Just a quick reminder of our post from yesterday :)

As a special – thank you gift – to our blog readers, we wanted to share with you a special coupon code for Alafoss that gives you 15% off your entire order. See instructions below how to apply the coupon.

You can browse through a great selection of Icelandic Wool Yarn and Traditional Wool sweaters and other wool accessories:






Remember: Take advantage of this special offer and receive a 15% off your total order, please use the Alafoss coupon code alafosswoolblog in the associated discount coupon code field before you check out. (use lower case letters). Valid until end of Feb. 2nd.

Free Knitting Pattern – Neon Wool Hat

I’m excited to share with you a free knitting pattern of an Icelandic wool hat made with the beautiful Neon colors in Alafoss Lopi. The design is made by Christine Chochoy at TriScote and can be found on the Ístex website. You can also click on the picture below to download the FREE KNITTING PATTERN.

We’ve decided to offer you an Alafoss coupon code made exclusive for the readers of our blog – as a big thank you. To take advantage of this special offer and receive a 15% off your total order, please use the coupon code alafosswoolblog in the associated discount coupon code field before you check out. (use lower case letters)

Feel free to share both the pattern and the coupon code with your friends and on your blogs – coupon code will be valid until end of February 2nd (sunday).

free knitting pattern wool neon hat


Knitting with Icelandic Wool


Knitting with Icelandic Wool contains everything you need to know about Icelandic wool and knitting in Iceland. The book comprises 65 patterns for women, men and children chosen in collaboration with Iceland’s largest wool manufacturer, Ístex.

The book mainly features the classic Icelandic lopi sweater and other popular garments, but there are also patterns for smaller projects such as woolly hats, socks, mittens and scarves. The history of knitting in Iceland, from its origins to the present day, is told with an emphasis on the emergence of the Icelandic lopi sweater, as well as the growth of the Icelandic wool industry.

Knitting with Icelandic Wool is a great book for knitters looking for exciting patterns knitted in Icelandic wool, and an informative and entertaining resource for all who have an interest in the history of handicrafts.

Order your copy today – worldwide shipping. Click here to view pattern book.

New Years Resolution – KNIT MORE!

We hope you and your family had a wonderful time during the holidays.

Now as the end of 2013 is approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your New Years Resolutions for 2014!

We sure hope that *KNIT MORE* will make it to your top 10 list of New Years Resolutions. We have added some links to free knitting patterns that will make life easier for you :)

Neon Alafoss lopi

New Years Resolution ideas for Knitters / Make time for knitting in 2014:

(Knit something for yourself or for the ones you love)

Click on the links to download the free patterns and make sure you check out the beautiful colors of Léttlopi and Álafoss Lopi while you are at our site.