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?

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 🙂

Free Knitting Pattern – Aftur

Ever dreamt of knitting your own traditional Icelandic wool sweater – your own Icelandic lopapeysa?

Now you can get a free pattern of a basic Icelandic wool sweater with a beautiful pattern, the same as Actress Scarlett Johansson is wearing in the movie “We bought a Zoo” from 2011.  Instructions available in English, Finnish, and Icelandic.

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Download this free pattern of the beautiful sweater Aftur, designed by Védís Jónsdóttir by clicking here.

Free Knitting Pattern – Neon Wool Hat

I’m excited to share with you a free knitting pattern of an Icelandic wool hat made with the beautiful Neon colors in Alafoss Lopi. The design is made by Christine Chochoy at TriScote and can be found on the Ístex website. You can also click on the picture below to download the FREE KNITTING PATTERN.

We’ve decided to offer you an Alafoss coupon code made exclusive for the readers of our blog – as a big thank you. To take advantage of this special offer and receive a 15% off your total order, please use the coupon code alafosswoolblog in the associated discount coupon code field before you check out. (use lower case letters)

Feel free to share both the pattern and the coupon code with your friends and on your blogs – coupon code will be valid until end of February 2nd (sunday).

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HAPPY KNITTING!

Knitting with Icelandic Wool

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Knitting with Icelandic Wool contains everything you need to know about Icelandic wool and knitting in Iceland. The book comprises 65 patterns for women, men and children chosen in collaboration with Iceland’s largest wool manufacturer, Ístex.

The book mainly features the classic Icelandic lopi sweater and other popular garments, but there are also patterns for smaller projects such as woolly hats, socks, mittens and scarves. The history of knitting in Iceland, from its origins to the present day, is told with an emphasis on the emergence of the Icelandic lopi sweater, as well as the growth of the Icelandic wool industry.

Knitting with Icelandic Wool is a great book for knitters looking for exciting patterns knitted in Icelandic wool, and an informative and entertaining resource for all who have an interest in the history of handicrafts.

Order your copy today – worldwide shipping. Click here to view pattern book.

New Years Resolution – KNIT MORE!

We hope you and your family had a wonderful time during the holidays.

Now as the end of 2013 is approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your New Years Resolutions for 2014!

We sure hope that *KNIT MORE* will make it to your top 10 list of New Years Resolutions. We have added some links to free knitting patterns that will make life easier for you 🙂

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New Years Resolution ideas for Knitters / Make time for knitting in 2014:

(Knit something for yourself or for the ones you love)

Click on the links to download the free patterns and make sure you check out the beautiful colors of Léttlopi and Álafoss Lopi while you are at our site.

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

Free Knitting Pattern – Léttlopi Vest

Traditional Icelandic Wool Vest

Designed by Védís Jónsdóttir at Ístex

SIZES S (M) L (XL)
Chest: 82 (87) 91 (96) cm
Length to underarm: 31 (32) 33 (34) cm

MATERIALS
Létt-Lopi – 50 g balls
A 0059 black 4 (4) 5 (5)
B 0054 ash 1 (1) 1 (1)
C 9418 stone blue 1 (1) 1 (1)

4½ mm circular needles 40 and 60-80 cm
3½ mm circular needles 40 and 60-80 cm

GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm measured over St st using 4½ mm needles.
Check gauge and adjust needle size if necessary.

NOTE
Body is worked in the round from lower edge to underarms, then worked back and forth, finally yoke is worked in the round. Pattern and dec are worked from chart. Round begins and ends at left side of body but on yoke round begins and ends on left side of back.

Click here for pattern

Click here to shop Léttlopi wool

Pattern by http://www.istex.is