Deaf Reykjavík: Alafoss is her favorite place!

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.

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Lopapeysa – the Icelandic Wool Sweater

Plan Iceland – an all in one travel guide for travelers visiting Iceland

Icelandic Wool Sweater

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 🙂

Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweaters from Alafoss

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Visit Iceland: Best Natural Wonders


Gullfoss in located in South Iceland and is a part of the Golden Circle

We were excited to see the 2013 Travelers’ favorite award winners on the gogobot website. In the category of Best Natural Wonders, the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss was #5 on the list!  – Read more about it here. We do have some awesome Gullfoss Mug and Gullfoss Tile Magnet souvenir items. 

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Cotton nr. 8 from Hjertegarn

Did you know that….

  • Cotton nr. 8 from Hjertegarn is a 100% cotton yarn

  • Can be washed at 60 degrees Celcius

  • Very soft yarn, perfect for baby clothes and other soft garments

  • Useful as each ball of yarn is 50 g (1.7 oz) and approx. 165 m (188.5 yd).

  • Cotton nr. 8 is a anti pilling cotton yarn.

  • Cotton nr. 8 from Hjertegarn is now available at

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Free Knitting Pattern – Léttlopi Vest

Traditional Icelandic Wool Vest

Designed by Védís Jónsdóttir at Ístex

Chest: 82 (87) 91 (96) cm
Length to underarm: 31 (32) 33 (34) cm

Létt-Lopi – 50 g balls
A 0059 black 4 (4) 5 (5)
B 0054 ash 1 (1) 1 (1)
C 9418 stone blue 1 (1) 1 (1)

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.

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