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Alafoss Wool Blankets – The perfect gift!

The Alafoss Wool blankets are cozy, warm and a very popular gift item, especially over the holiday season.

Below you can see all the various different styles and colors with traditional Icelandic wool patterns. All of the blankets are warm, soft and breathable and are made of 100% pure Icelandic Wool. Due to the fine quality of the wool, the throws are very long-lasting but soft at the same time.

We may be biased, but we feel like the Icelandic wool blankets are a must for every home.

You can click on the caption of each picture of the blankets below to learn more about styles, sizes and prices.

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Icelandic Wool Sweaters still going strong…

Morgunblaðið / Icelandic Newspaper October 17, 2014

Interview in the Icelandic newspaper, Morgunblaðið, with the owners of the Alafoss Wool Store: Guðmundur Arnar Jónsson and Gerða Gunnarsdóttir.

Icelandic wool sweaters (lopapeysa) have become very popular in the recent years. “I think the vast majority of the Icelandic population owns more than one and more than two “lopapeysa” and they are diligent to wear them at all kinds of occations” says Gudmundur Arnar Jonsson, the CEO and owner of the Álafoss Wool store. With him in the picture below is Gerða Gunnarsdóttir, the co-owner of the Álafoss Wool Store. Both tourists and locals buy Icelandic wool products in the store.

The Icelandic Wool Sweater (Lopapeysa) is still going strong…

The Icelandic wool sweater, Lopapeysa, has kept Icelandic people safe and warm throughout the centuries, and no wonder that this ancient garment is still a part of the wardrobe of people in the 21st century. The natural colors of the Icelandic sheep have survived all fashion trends, are classic and warm colors, and the attributes and characteristics of the Icelandic wool are ideal for colder weather climates. Gudmundur Arnar Jónsson is the CEO and owner of the Álafoss Wool store and runs two stores the company operates, one in down town Reykjavík at Laugavegur 8 and the main store in the Álafossvegur in Mosfellsbær. He says Icelandic wool products are by far the most popular products in the store. All the wool sweaters that Álafoss sells, are hand-knitted by local talented knitters from all across the country, with 100% quality Icelandic wool from Ístex.

More than one and more than two…

Around the financial collapse in Iceland, the interest in Icelandic wool clothing grew enormously, but instead of buying sweaters already made, many started knitting their own wool sweaters and we noticed a big difference in our yarn sales. Our hand-knitted sweaters that we have in our store are still very popular, and our customers are impressed by the developments taking place in the design, patterns and colors,” explains Gudmundur. “I think the vast majority of the population has now multiple Icelandic wool sweaters and they are diligent to wear them at all kinds of occations. Grandparents of the country are busy knitting this term and drawers in the childen’s and grandchildren’s wardrobes are being filled with warm sweaters, socks, hats and scarves.”

The popularity of the Icelandic Lopapeysa can be attributed to the changing times but also to a growing interest in the outdoors activities.” With a good raincoat over a wool sweater, you can hardly find a better outdoor clothing than the Icelandic wool sweater. Our rescue team members know this and they rarely are seen without their wool sweaters. If you get too hot for comfort, you just take off the outermost layer and the lopapeysa is warm, lightweight, breathable and water-repellent.”

The traditional patterns are always classic, but Gudmundur says that the knitters are very creative in coming up with new patterns and designs.  “As a result, the Icelandic lopapeysa is becoming more of a fashionable product and offers more options for those who want the sweater in unusual colors and design. The new neon colors that were recently added to the collection are very popular. Ístex has been efficient in introducing new knitting patterns with innovative designs.” The Icelandic wool sweaters either come as a pullover, with zipper, or buttons or even with a hood. “The open wool sweaters (zipper / buttons) are the most popular today, with more ease of use and easier to take on and off.”

Warm and cozy Alafoss Blankets on a cold winter night…

The Alafoss Wool Blankets are also very popular. They are a quality product, Icelandic design and made with 100% Icelandic wool. In our store we offer a great selection of blankets, the classic horse blanket in mix with other more contemporary designs. “One of the newest editions is the Landscape-collection which is a simple design but features a captivating color pattern that is inspired by the beautiful colors that characterize the Icelandic landscape and nature.”

Gudmundur says that the Alafoss Wool blankets can be found in most Icelandic homes as they are essential on a cold winter day. “What’s better than to cuddle up in your couch in front of the TV or with a good book, with a cup of coffee and maybe some Icelandic chocolate, and get warm and cozy with an Alafoss wool blanket?”

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Alafoss Wool Blankets

The Alafoss Wool blankets are cozy, warm and a very popular gift item. Below you can see all the various different styles and colors with traditional Icelandic wool patterns. All of the blankets are warm, soft and breathable and are made of 100% pure Icelandic Wool. Due to the fine quality of the wool, the throws are very long-lasting but soft at the same time.

We may be biased, but we feel like the Icelandic wool blankets are a must for every home 🙂

You can click on the caption of each picture of the blankets below to learn more about styles, sizes and prices.

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Alafoss Wool Blankets by the beautiful waterfall Álafoss

Alafoss Wool Blankets – The perfect gift!

The Alafoss Wool Blankets are warm and cozy and the perfect gift for your loved ones.
Order today to receive your gift in time for the holidays: http://www.alafoss.is/blankets.html  – Worldwide shipping

Alafoss Wool Blankets

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 alafoss.is

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Ciao Trunte yarn from Hjertegarn

Did you know that….

  • Trunte is a 100% merino wool superwash yarn

  • Can be washed on wool-programs at 30-40 degrees Celcius

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

  • Useful as each ball of yarn is 50 g (1.7 oz) and approx. 180 m (196.9 yd).

  • Insulates against heat and cold,  so you stay dry and warm.

  • Trunte yarn from Hjertegarn is now available at alafoss.is

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10 Great Gift Ideas – for people that have EVERYTHING!

Everyone has that one friend of family member that is nearly impossible to find a gift for – they have everything or just simply claim they don’t need anything.. We decided to put together a list of 10 random gift ideas for the impossible-to-shop-for person in your life. Which gift would you want?

1. Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweaters

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2. Alafoss Wool Blankets – 100% pure Icelandic Wool

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3. Icelandic Knitting Yarn – for those who love to knit!

Icelandic Wool Knitting Yarn

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4. Matching Wool Candle, Wool Napkin and Wool Matchbox

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5. Elf Shoes – perfect for the whole family

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6. Shot Glasses with Traditional Icelandic Wool pattern

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7. Beer Gloves

beer gloves Icelandic sheep Wool beer gloves sheep made in iceland design

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8. Koffort Sweater Blanket

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9. Cushion covers from Lagður

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10. Philippe Ricart Tapestry Kits

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