I am tremendously excited to share my new pattern, Avens, which is now available on Ravlery!!!
Avens is inspired by the traditional Icelandic sweater known as Lopapeysa. Avens is worked in the round from the bottom up with a two-color corrugated ribbing. The sweater is designed with a slightly fitted waistline. The yoke is flattering to all body types and is worked in a multi-color design (easily adaptable to a single color if preferred). There is a coordinating border above the corrugated ribbing. The colorwork is inspired by the official flower of Iceland – The Mountain Aven.
I would like to thank Álafoss Wool Store in Iceland for providing the yarn to knit the sample sweater. They have been so supportive of this project and I am very grateful. In fact, Álafoss is offering a coupon code to iknit2purl2 friends and followers!! From now until December 31, 2015…
We are very pleased to announce that Alafoss Wool Store has just been awarded the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for 2015. This prestigious award recognises businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers and have have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
Thank you to all our friends that have taken the time to review our store after visiting us in Iceland – we truly appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
How is it April already? And it just feels like 2015 has just started?
Well if you are asking yourself that question as well, we can agree on that it is time to starting all the planing of 2016 along with the rest of 2015.. right? Or is it too soon? :)
We are at least ready as we have now added new calendars for 2016 to our website. They all feature beautiful pictures from Iceland – stunning photographs of the northern lights, the amazing puffins and even the world-famous Icelandic horse along with other pictures of Icelandic nature.
The calendars for 2015 are on sale and you can even buy a combo of calendars for both 2015 and 2016. Make sure you check it out here: Icelandic Calendars 2016
Great tip: You can use those as a regular calendar OR you can even cut out the stunning photographs and frame them and feature them as art work at home or at work.
Well, they are simply awesome. We have added to our online store, three types of beautiful gift sets of Whisky stones: Volcano, Northern Lights and Glacier.
So what is it? It is perfect for all whisky lovers – or just anyone who enjoys to cool their favorite beverage as you can chill your drink without diluting it. It is very easy to use, simple wash the whisky stones and place them in the freezer and then use it as a substitute for ice cube for your favorite drink.
The gift box are amazing too as they have beautiful pictures of the Icelandic powerful nature, the active volcanos, the beautiful northern lights and the magnificent Icelandic glaciers.
Have you tried the bright neon pink, green and yellow Icelandic Alafoss lopi yarn?
It is a perfect addition to your upcoming knitting projects, especially if you are knitting something for the summer. We love it and as it was a limited production, we are not sure how long supplies last – so get yours while we still have it in stock :) You can shop the neon yarn here.
We recommend this FREE pattern for a beautiful neon Icelandic wool sweater, designed by Þórunn Vilmarsdóttir for Ístex:
One of our customers sent us this awesome picture of her Plötulopi yarn that she was currently using to knit her favorite Icelandic wool sweater.
All of sudden she noticed the heart-shape in the middle her plate of lopi and she wanted to share it with us and we couldn’t help but share the love, especially since Valentine’s day is coming up this weekend.
I guess this is just a proof that Icelandic knitting yarn is filled with pure love from inside out.. what do you think? :)
Are you guys knitting anything special for Valentine’s day? Keep us posted :)
Icelandair just introduced Hekla Aurora, a northern lights themed airplane and the newest member of their fleet. Not only is this Boeing 757 wrapped in this exquisite livery, but in addition, Hekla Aurora’s interior is illuminated with beautiful one-of-a-kind mood lighting recreating the fabulous display of the northern lights (Aurora Borealis).
Pictures from Icelandair’s website:
We had the opportunity to view this amazing airplane and go on board – truly amazing!
You can read more about the Hekla Aurora on Icelandair’s website here and make sure you watch the video of the how they created this amazing northern lights themed airplane. It is truly amazing!!
We hope you will be able to visit Iceland one day – and hopefully on board this awesome airplane with a true Icelandic northern lights experience. If you have already been on board, make sure you post pictures of your experience and mark them with the hashtag #mystopover.
Traveling through Iceland, make sure you include a stopover in Iceland so you can come and visit us in our store. :)