Handmade Icelandic Volcano Soap

Have you checked out our handmade Icelandic soaps that are 100% natural with no preservatives or chemicals? They are handmade in small batches; hand-stirred, poured, hand-cut and labeled and cured for four weeks before sold.

Plus they have REAL Volcano ash from the volcanic eruption from Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 and the other has pure glacier water from a glacier (Snæfellsjökull) located in the west part of Iceland.

Volcano Soap

The Volcano Soap Bar is made with real volcano ash from Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland. The ash gives the soap a mild scrubby effect. This soap will gently remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin fresh, soft and nourished. All natural ingredients. This soap has a mild scent of spices. For all skin types. Ingredients: Olive oil, water, coconut oil, Shea-butter, lye, apricot oil, cocoa butter and volcano ash. Weight approx. 80gr (3oz.)

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Glacier Soap

The Glacier Soap bar is made with pure Glacial water from Snæfellsjökull. With Shea-butter the skin will be smooth and nourished. Good for all skin types. This soap has a mild scent of the fresh mountain air. Ingredients: Coconut oil, Olive oil, water, Shea-butter, lye, apricot oil, cocoa butter. Weight approx. 80gr (3oz.)

Glacier Soap Bar

Birch Soap

The Birch Soap bar is a soap for sensitive skin made with Betula (Birch) oil. Mild scrub effect. Only all natural ingredients are used and no preservatives or chemicals added. Ingredients: Coconut oil, Olive oil, Macadamia-nut oil, Sweet Almond oil, Hemp-seed oil, Birch oil, Shea-butter, Dried Birch leafs, Essential Oils: Sweet Birch oil. Weight approx. 80gr (3oz.)

Birch Soap

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The Little Icelandic Soap Factory is an Official EU Soap Maker and Soapguild.org member.

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Alafoss Wool Blankets

The Alafoss Wool blankets are cozy, warm and a very popular gift item. Below you can see all the various different styles and colors with traditional Icelandic wool patterns. All of the blankets are warm, soft and breathable and are made of 100% pure Icelandic Wool. Due to the fine quality of the wool, the throws are very long-lasting but soft at the same time.

We may be biased, but we feel like the Icelandic wool blankets are a must for every home :)

You can click on the caption of each picture of the blankets below to learn more about styles, sizes and prices.

Our Twitter fans agree :) Are you following us on Twitter?

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“Dear Non-Knitter…”

Does anyone relate to this problem?  Share with us your story :)

“Dear non-knitter,

Here are few things that are intended to help you understand us knitters better.

I can knit, talk and listen. The fact that I look you straight in the eyes while I’m knitting, should be an indication that you have all my attention (except while I’m counting). This is called multi-tasking.

Do not change the TV channel if I’m sitting in front of the TV with my knitting needles. I know perfectly what’s going on in the episode though I’m not looking at the TV and know very well who killed whom for that matter. The only time I do not want to talk to you is when you hear; “23, 24, 25, 26 ….” If you can hear me saying some some numbers out loud, it is a clear signal that I’m counting.

If you disturb me in these circumstances, I refuse to take responsibility for my own actions, if you are the cause that I have to recount these 376 stitches. Believe me, it will not be pretty.

Although I curse like a sailor, throw my knitting projects up against the wall, and at times may threaten every one around me, I really enjoy knitting. You can count on it that I sure do love it. I find it fun and incredibly relaxing.

Since we are already on that subject… YES, you can give me more yarn. Don’t assume that even though I have plenty of yarn, that I don’t want more. I have a lot because I love yarn. If you hear me talk about that I have too much yarn, then I’m lying. More yarn is ALWAYS a good gift. If my yarn stash is larger than in the yarn shop, then maybe I will think about it.

Thank you for taking this into consideration. I will probably send you more useful advice later such as “How housekeeping makes you incredibly sexy”.

Ps. You never know, maybe I will have you in mind when choosing my next knitting project. So be nice! :)

(Borrowed from a Facebook Knitting Group in Iceland)

Does anyone relate to this problem?  Share with us your story :)

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Have you tried knitting with Icelandic wool? It’s unique and different and a must try if you have never knitted with Icelandic lopi yarn before.

Show us what you have been working on by sharing pictures of your knitting projects on Instagram.

Tag them with any of the following so we can find you :)

@alafoss #alafoss #alafosslopi #lettlopi #einband #plotulopi #lopi #icelandicwool 

Álafoss Lopi

Bulky yarn: 100% new wool. 100 g (3.5 oz.) approx. 100 m. (109 yd.). 

Gauge: 13 sts to 10 cm(4″) over St st using size 6-6½ mm (Old UK 4-3) (US 10-10).

Léttlopi

Worsted weight yarn: 100% new wool. 50 g (1.7 oz) approx. 100 m  (109 yd).

Gauge: 18 sts to 10 cm (4″) over St st using size 4½ – 5  mm (Old UK 7-6) (US 7-8).

Plötulopi

Unspun yarn: 100% new wool. 

Gauge-1 ply: 19 sts to 10 cm (4″) over St st using size 4½  mm (Old UK 7) (US 7).

Gauge-2 ply: 14 sts to 10 cm (4″) over St st using size 5½  mm (Old UK 5) (US 9).

Since Plötulopi is an unspun yarn, it is fragile to knit; however, due to the length of its fibres, it knits into a sweater that is both sturdy and soft. Sold by weight as a one-ply, flat roll, called a “plate”. Plate approx. 110 g (3.85 oz).  approx. 300 m (328 yd). 

Einband

Lace Weight Yarn: 100% wool, 50 gr (1.7 oz) approx. 250 m (273yd).

Gauge: 30 sts to 10 cm (4″) over St st using size 2½  mm (Old UK 13) (US 1).

Gauge: 17 sts to 10 cm (4″) over St st using size 4  mm (Old UK 8) (US 6).
Gauge: 15 sts to 10 cm (4″) over St st using size 6  mm (Old UK 4) (US 10).

Garments made from Einband stretch and are therefore difficult to measure until they have been washed. It is recommended that you make a swatch, rinse and block it and then measure it when dry to find the exact gauge and needle size to achieve accurate measurements in the finished piece. After washing, the wool becomes soft and manageable.

Free Pattern: Pink Wool Sweater

Are you one of those knitters who is constantly looking for new knitting patterns… and more to it, a completely free knitting patterns? Perhaps you have multiple knitting projects on your needles, but we are sure that everyone agrees that you can always add one more to your list of to-do’s. Right? :)

This beautiful pink Icelandic wool sweater is a must try if you have been looking for an easy and free knitting pattern – using Icelandic knitting yarn Álafoss Lopi. As this is an old knitting pattern, the original color is no longer available – but we recommend this color: 0159 Álafoss Lopi.

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 Click here to download and print the free pattern

Enjoy it and we would love to hear back from you if you have already knitted the sweater or when you do – and please feel free to share some pictures with us :)

Best regards from Iceland

Alafoss Wool Store

Icelandic Guestbooks with Fish Skin

Mistur Guestbooks - handmade in harmony with nature -

Each book cover is made of recycled paper and decorated with Icelandic fish skin that is chosen especially from the color and texture and adapt to each book.
The guestbooks are handmade and therefore unique but you can chose which color you want on your own guestbook. Each book is 15 x 30 cm. and contains 40 pages waiting for memories of your gatherings. You can also choose to have the text in Icelandic or English.. Gestabók or Guestbook :)

Icelandic Guestbook made of Fish skin

Icelandic Guestbook made of Fish Skin

Icelandic Guestbook made from Fish skin

Handmade Guestbooks made with recycled paper

Guestbooks from Mistur

Mittens – Pattern Book

We just got back the knitting book Vettlingar / Mittens by Margret Maria Leifsdottir after it has been sold out for a while! We highly recommend it … Read more below…

Mittens Pattern Book

Vettlingar – Mittens by Margrét María Leifsdóttir

The author, Margret Maria Leifsdottir, has long been transforming her beautiful knitting patterns into finished garments and accessories of various sorts.

This beautiful book contains a great selection of knitted mitten patterns which she has designed under the influence of several of her favorite fashion designers. Their innovative color schemes and color co-ordination fascinated her and the fruits of this can be seen in her twelve original easy-to-knit pairs of mittens inspired by contemporary designers.

 

Brand New Cushion Covers from Lagður

The cushion covers from Lagdur are the perfect gift for nature lovers and for those who want to decorate their homes with a unique and beautiful Icelandic design.

All the cushion covers comes in a elaborate design gift box with information about each photograph.

The cushion covers are made of 100% cotton and the backside color is a beautiful dark brown.

Icelandic Harbour Seal New Cushion Cover from Lagður

Icelandic Harbour Seal
New Cushion Cover from Lagður

Icelandic Golden Plover New Cushion Cover from Lagður

Icelandic Golden Plover
New Cushion Cover from Lagður