Neon Yarn for the Summer

We simply love knitting – especially knitting with colorful yarn!

The Neon Alafoss Yarn is simply amazing and perfect for your summer knitting projects. The possibilities are endless as you can use it for wool sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves or whatever you can think of.

neon-bannerClick on the picture below for a free knitting pattern for a Icelandic wool hat:

Neon Yarn Wool Hat Free pattern

What do you think, are you ready to add some bright and colorful neon yarn to your next knitting project?

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Three Cornered and Long Shawls

The beautiful pattern book Þríhyrnur og langsjöl (“Three cornered and long shawls”) by Sigríður Halldórsdóttir is back and now including an English translation leaflet.

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Three Cornered and Long Shawls

Three Cornered Lace Shawl  Pattern Book - Back Side

Three Cornered and Long Shawls Pattern Book – Back Side

The pattern book is a compilation of 27 beautiful triangular and long lace shawls patterns with detailed explanations and techniques as well as a little history of Icelandic lace shawls.

Einband (100% pure Icelandic lace weight yarn) is used in most of the patterns in this book, and is perfect for creating delicate items such as these shawls and other light garments.

 

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Picking a color for a knitting project?

The Icelandic yoke sweater pattern in the traditional Icelandic wool sweaters is beautiful and timeless and with so many colors of yarn to choose from, the combination could be endless!

Remember how easy it was picking two colors from that Crayon box when you were little? Well, choosing colors for your next knitting project can be as easy, even though at first it might seem like an overwhelming task. How do you make sure that the color combination you choose will be perfect for your next project?

Do you get nervous when picking colors? Do you take a long time to decide? Are you a conservative knitter or do you like to experience with different colors when you start knitting a new knitting project? Is it difficult not having the touch-and-feel feeling when deciding on the color combination?

We got the solution for you!

The wool color sample charts will help you select the color combination for your next knitting project. The most popular one are the Alafoss Lopi Color Sample Card and the Lettlopi Color Sample Card.

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Happy knitting!

Unique Jewelry and Home Decor by Raven Design

We just added new products to our website and are so excited to be sharing it with you.

Raven Design creates a variety of unique designs and jewelry, home accessories and decor inspired by ancient Icelandic patterns and Sagas. Raven Design consists of a husband and wife team, Hrafn Jónsson and Hulda Sveins, and are inspired by the unique shape of the island Iceland, it’s strengths and volcanic activity. Not to mention the power of the waterfalls and the secrets of the lava as far as the eye can reach.

Their workshop is their home, a 100 year old house, where the magic of making is made more special. This creative team started in 1999 and has been steadily developing their ideas ever since.

For the Home by Raven Design

Beautiful items for your home, inspired by the land of ice and fire

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Candle Holder – Raven Design

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Coasters – Raven Design

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Napkin Holders – Raven Design

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Serving Tray – Raven Design

Leather Bracelets by Raven Design

Beautiful accessories from Raven Design, inspired by Icelandic nature and culture

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Fjóluþrenna Leather Bracelet – Raven Design

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Áttablaðarós Leather Bracelet – Raven Design

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Vinarós Leather Bracelet – Raven Design

Plexiglass Jewelry and Accessories by Raven Design

Beautiful accessories from Raven Design, inspired by Icelandic nature and culture

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Áttablaðarós Earrings – Raven Design

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Hrafn á Flugi Necklace – Raven Design

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Iceland Necklace – Raven Design

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Krummsi Necklace – Raven Design

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Áttablaðarós Necklace – Raven Design

Raven Design – Icelandic Design – Made in Iceland 

Knitting Kits – Icelandic Wool Sweaters

We have been quiet! We know… but we have been focusing on knitting some beautiful sweaters for the summer season here in Iceland! We are back…so we hope you accept our apologies 🙂

We are excited to share with you that we have added some knitting kits to our website. In each knitting kit, we have included one of the Lopi pattern books and the yarn needed for one particular pattern. The yarn included in the kit is sufficient to make the largest size in the pattern.. so if you want to knit a smaller size – YAY you got some extra yarn!

Click on each of the picture below to see what is included in the knitting kits:

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Traditional Icelandic wool sweater with Reindeer pattern

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Knitting Kit: Vetur – Traditional Unisex Icelandic Wool Sweater

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Rætur – Female Wool Cardigan – Knitting Kit

Anniversary Sweater - Colorful Icelandic Wool Swaeter

Anniversary Sweater – Colorful Icelandic Wool Swaeter

Knitting Kit: Children's Wool Sweater

Knitting Kit: Children’s Wool Sweater

If you can’t find the sweater pattern that you are looking for in one of our kits, please feel free to browse through the pictures from each of the Lopi pattern books and we will create a kit, especially for you including the sweater you want!

Click on each of the pattern books to view pictures of patterns: Lopi Pattern Books.

You can contact us with any questions you have by filling out the form here: CONTACT US

Happy shopping 🙂

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