The Icelandic wool has kept us warm on cold winter nights for hundreds of years. Peysuleysi is an article of clothing which can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as a shawl, bolero, sleeves, vest, trousers, collar, hat, sweater and many other things.

Peysuleysi is available in eight colours, black, greyblack, white, grey, blue, brown, yellow and red.

Its is Made in Iceland and is 100% pure Icelandic wool.

Multifunctional Clothing: See more pictures..

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Peysuleysi – Designed by Björg í Bú: Video of how to use Peysuleysi:

Another Free Knitting Pattern

Hi everyone,

Icelandic Wool Vest - Spring Morning Vest

Spring Morning Wool Vest

Just wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern from Istex.

It’s a beautiful wool vest knitted from 100% pure Icelandic wool, Léttlopi.

The vest is designed by Védís Jónsdóttir and has been named a Spring Morning Vest.

The pattern can be downloaded here.
For the vest pictured here you need the following yarn:

Enjoy :0)

International Happiness Day 2013


The United Nations has declared that March 20 each year will be the International Day of Happiness.

It was motivated by ‘the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promoted sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the happiness and wellbeing of all people.’

So, what are your ideas, plans and inspirations for the International Day of Happiness – March 20th?

Let’s celebrate it together!

Be generous to smile a lot – because smiling is contagious.

Friendly Iceland

alafossmyndIceland was recently ranked the world’s most friendliest and welcoming country for foreign visitors.

Iceland ranked #1 – the friendliest country!

A report released by the World Economic Forum ranked 140 countries according to attractiveness and competitiveness in the travel and tourism industries. One of the categories was ‘Attitude of population toward foreign visitors‘, where Iceland was on top of the list with New Zealand.

Click here to read more about the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013. See pdf-page 195 for information about Iceland.

Have you been to Iceland yet?

Fun Knitting Personality Test

We came across this fun knitting personality test on Knitting Brain and we would love to hear what kind of a knitter you are.

Are you a natural born knitter? What approach to knitting will suit you best?

Take this fun personality test and find out what kind of knitter you are  – You can share what kind of a knitter you are in comments below.

Take the test here

Free Knitting Pattern

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Istex, the manufacturer of the Icelandic Lopi yarn, they offered this traditional Icelandic sweater pattern, especially created  by knitting designer Védís Jónsdóttir, as a gift to all Lopi knitters. Afmæli means “Anniversary” in Icelandic.

The pattern is in two sizes for children, 8-10 years and 10-12 years and in four Adult sizes and in five different color combinations. Please browse through the different colors of Lettlopi here.

We at Alafoss wanted to share this free knitting pattern with you and we hope you enjoy knitting this beautiful sweater.

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Létt-Lopi – 50 g balls

Brown adult sweater

Click here for more information and free pattern available in English.

Pattern provided by

Find us on TripAdvisor

Hi everyone!

We are excited to let you know that our store in Iceland – Alafoss in Mosfellsbaer – just got listed as an attraction on TripAdvisor.

If you have ever been to our store in Iceland, we would love to hear from you. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read other people’s reviews before their visit. And we’re always eager to hear what you liked and how we might improve.

Thanks in advance – we truly appreciate it!

Feel free to browse through our new online store here.