Kolbrún Völkudottir introduces us to the Deaf Culture in Iceland and gives us the opportunity to know the beautiful Icelandic Sign Language. In this part one of her Deaf Reykjavík series, Kolbrún shows us her favorite place – our Álafoss wool store in Mosfellsbær. Please enjoy the video and I recommend you clicking on the CC in the video to get closed caption (subtitles) of the video.
We came across this article about the traditional Icelandic wool sweater that we call “Lopapeysa”.
They are spot on that we truly love our wool sweaters and it’s both a fashionable clothing and a very practical one at the same time. Many have multiple sweaters in different colors and patterns. I have at least four “lopapeysa” – a pullover, a wool sweater with buttons, a wool sweater with a zipper and a wool vest that is perfect for hiking.
We wanted to share this article with you – you may want to read a little bit more about the traditional Icelandic wool sweater.
All of the traditional Icelandic wool sweaters from Alafoss are of course hand knitted in Iceland with 100% Icelandic wool 🙂
Click on the picture to see Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweaters from Alafoss
4½ mm circular needles 40 and 60-80 cm
3½ mm circular needles 40 and 60-80 cm
18 sts and 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm measured over St st using 4½ mm needles.
Check gauge and adjust needle size if necessary.
Body is worked in the round from lower edge to underarms, then worked back and forth, finally yoke is worked in the round. Pattern and dec are worked from chart. Round begins and ends at left side of body but on yoke round begins and ends on left side of back.