Free Knitting Pattern – Icelandic Zip Cardigan

Free Pattern - Icelandic Zip Cardigan

We just wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern of a traditional Icelandic wool sweater – a cardigan with zipper. This beautiful sweater is designed by Védís Jónsdóttir for Ístex and you can download the pattern here: Icelandic Zip Cardigan.

We recommend the black cardigan – it is absolutely gorgeous!

Álafoss Lopi – 100 g balls

Black cardigan

A 0005 black heather  5 (5) 6 (6) 6

B 0085 oatmeal heather 1 (1) 1 (1) 1

C 0051 white 1 (1) 1 (1) 1

Ecru cardigan

9972 ecru heather 5 (5) 6 (6) 6

0052 black sheep heather 1 (1) 1 (1) 1

0053 acorn heather 1 (1) 1 (1) 1

Click here to purchase Álafoss-lopi.

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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


4. Matching Wool Candle, Wool Napkin and Wool Matchbox

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5. Elf Shoes – perfect for the whole family



6. Shot Glasses with Traditional Icelandic Wool pattern

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7. Beer Gloves

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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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Beer Gloves – 100% Icelandic Wool

These very popular mittens are referred to as ‘Beer Gloves’ in Iceland. These Beer Gloves are perfect for all sorts of out door use when you want to keep your hand warm and keep and hold your favorite drink ice-cold.

Handmade in Iceland with 100% pure Icelandic wool. One size fits most adults.

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Perfect gift for those who have everything! :0)

Icelandic Wool Sweater – Now in NEON!

We have been very excited to see what our fellow knitters have been knitting from the brand new neon colors in Alafoss lopi. Our readers have been sending us pictures along with our Facebook friends, who are all very excited about these new colors.

We decided to knit our own traditional Icelandic wool sweater in neon colors – to have on display at our Alafoss store in Mosfellsbaer in Iceland. What do you think??? We love it!   Have you tried knitting from the new neon colors in Alafoss Lopi? If you have, we would love to see pictures 🙂

Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweater in Neon Colors.

Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweater in Neon Colors.

Click here to shop and have the new neon colors delivered right to your door. Email us at for a special discount coupon 🙂

Neon Knitting Yarn

Neon Colors in Alafoss Lopi

100% Handmade Icelandic Soap

The Little Icelandic Soap factory, (, is a small soap workshop centered in heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. All their soaps are handmade in small batches; hand-stirred, poured, hand-cut and labeled and cured for four weeks before sold. All of the soaps have natural ingredients, with no preservatives or chemicals and are therefor 100% natural and special, made for sensitive skin. offers three types of soaps from The Little Icelandic Soap factory:

Volcano Soap

The Volcano Soap Bar is made with real volcano ash from Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland. The ash gives the soap a mild scrubby effect. This soap will gently remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin fresh, soft and nourished. All natural ingredients. This soap has a mild scent of spices. For all skin types. Ingredients: Olive oil, water, coconut oil, Shea-butter, lye, apricot oil, cocoa butter and volcano ash. Weight approx. 80gr (3oz.)


Glacier Soap

The Glacier Soap bar is made with pure Glacial water from Snæfellsjökull. With Shea-butter the skin will be smooth and nourished. Good for all skin types. This soap has a mild scent of the fresh mountain air. Ingredients: Coconut oil,Olive oil, water, Shea-butter, lye, apricot oil, cocoa butter. Weight approx. 80gr (3oz.)

Glacier Soap Bar

Birch Soap

The Birch Soap bar is a soap for sensitive skin made with Betula (Birch) oil. Mild scrub effect. Only all natural ingredients are used and no preservatives or chemicals added. Ingredients: Coconut oil, Olive oil, Macadamia-nut oil, Sweet Almond oil, Hemp-seed oil, Birch oil, Shea-butter, Dried Birch leafs, Essential Oils: Sweet Birch oil. Weight approx. 80gr (3oz.)

Birch Soap


The Little Icelandic Soap Factory is an Official EU Soap Maker and member.