Neon Yarn – Alafoss Lopi – Free Pattern

Have you tried the bright neon pink, green and yellow Icelandic Alafoss lopi yarn?
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It is a perfect addition to your upcoming knitting projects, especially if you are knitting something for the summer. We love it and as it was a limited production, we are not sure how long supplies last – so get yours while we still have it in stock 🙂 You can shop the neon yarn here.

We recommend this FREE pattern for a beautiful neon Icelandic wool sweater, designed by Þórunn Vilmarsdóttir for Ístex:

NEW! Free Knitting pattern for a Neon Icelandic Wool Sweater.

You can download the free pattern by clicking on the picture above or use the following link: http://www.alafoss.is/neon-wool-sweater-free-pattern.html. You can of course customize the sweater and pick your own colors as you wish – The pattern calls for 4 balls of Alafoss Lopi yarn for the main color and 3 balls of Alafoss Lopi yarn for the pattern color. To view all colors of the Alafoss lopi: http://www.alafoss.is/knitting-yarn/alafoss-lopi.html

Keep us posted of your upcoming neon knitting projects 🙂

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Icelandic Christmas Ornaments

Shop for unique Christmas ornaments this holiday season at  www.alafoss.is by Icelandic designer: HeklaÍslandi.

Click here to learn more

Shop Christmas Ornaments here

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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Two new cushion covers from Lagður

These amazing cushion covers from Lagður are the perfect gift for nature lovers or for those who want to decorate their homes with a unique and beautiful Icelandic design. The cushion covers have a zipper and pillows are not included. Comes in a elaborate design gift box with information about each photograph of Icelandic Nature.

The two first pillow cases are the newest cushion covers in Lagður’s collection:

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The Cheerful Neighbour Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

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The Giants of the Sea Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

 

Riding the Soft Sands Cushion Cover

Riding the Soft Sands Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

Friends so Fine Cushion Cover

Friends so Fine Cushion Cover, Size: 50×50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 inch)

Flying Frozen Valleys Cushion Cover

Flying Frozen Valleys Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

Lagður the Ram (Hrútur) Cushion Cover

Lagður the Ram (Hrútur) Cushion Cover, Size: 40×60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

The Pretty Couple (House-Ducks) Cushion Cover

The Pretty Couple (House-Ducks) Cushion Cover, Size: 50×50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 inch)

Feel free to browse through more pictures here.

Icelandic Wool Ponchos

These ponchos are made of 100% pure new Icelandic Quality Wool and feature a traditional Icelandic yoke pattern that is hand-knitted with care in Iceland.

In the production of these VARMA wool ponchos, pride is taken in the individual care and attention at every stage of the production. VARMA wool garments are always produced from high quality raw material.

It’s a must have – easy and confortable to put on and take off – a unique design – perfect for the winter!

Wool Ponchos from Varma

Click on picture to shop Wool Ponchos from Varma

10% off Peysuleysi – Multifunctional – 100% Icelandic

Peysuleysi

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 six colors, black, white, grey, brown, yellow and red.

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

SHOP PEYSULEYSI HERE: 10% OFF for limited time

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

New Collection from HeklaÍslandi

Hekla Björk Guðmundsdóttir is an Icelandic designer that designs and produces beautiful Icelandic products under the brand name HeklaÍslandi.

Throughout the years, she has designed multiple different products with unique Icelandic / Nordic impact and gets her inspiration from Icelandic nature and traditions.

On our website, www.alafoss.is  you can find HeklaÍslandi’s designs including beautiful candles, matching napkins and matchboxes.

Her newest collection has been added to our website, the new Christmas candles, napkins and matchboxes. Click on the pictures below to view more products from the amazing design collection by HeklaÍslandi.

Few of her most popular products are the Wool Sweater Pattern Candles and napkins:

 

AuntsDesign T-shirts

Aunts Design Iceland is an authentic collection line, where the Icelandic wool sweater pattern is used as a base. Click on picture for more info.

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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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