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.

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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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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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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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Free Pattern: Pink Wool Sweater

Are you one of those knitters who is constantly looking for new knitting patterns… and more to it, a completely free knitting patterns? Perhaps you have multiple knitting projects on your needles, but we are sure that everyone agrees that you can always add one more to your list of to-do’s. Right? 🙂

This beautiful pink Icelandic wool sweater is a must try if you have been looking for an easy and free knitting pattern – using Icelandic knitting yarn Álafoss Lopi. As this is an old knitting pattern, the original color is no longer available – but we recommend this color: 0159 Álafoss Lopi.

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 Click here to download and print the free pattern

Enjoy it and we would love to hear back from you if you have already knitted the sweater or when you do – and please feel free to share some pictures with us 🙂

Best regards from Iceland

Alafoss Wool Store

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?

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 🙂