Free Volcano Knitting Pattern

We just added two brand new FREE knitting patterns from Ístex to our website. Specially designed in honor of the volcanic activities in Iceland. Click on pictures to view the free patterns – directed to Ístex homepage.

Bárðarbunga – wool hat – Design: Hulda Hákonardóttir for Ístex

Holuhraun – wool mittens – Design: Hulda Hákonardóttir for Ístex

For each pattern you will need 1 ball each color:

Léttlopi: Color #0005

Léttlopi: Color #9434


Children’s Wool Sweater – Free Pattern

This beautiful Icelandic wool sweater with penguin pattern can be found here on Istex’s website.

Knitting yarn: Léttlopi – 100% Icelandic wool 

Penguin - Icelandic Wool Sweater

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.


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

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 🙂

Neon Alafoss lopi

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.

Let’s Knit review: Álafoss

Let’s Knit is UK’s bestselling knitting magazine and specializes in knitting patterns, crochet, yarn and much more! We are honored to share with you their blog and their recent review about Álafoss.

Take a look at their blog and the review about Álafoss by clicking the link below:


Free Knitting Pattern – Léttlopi Vest

Traditional Icelandic Wool Vest

Designed by Védís Jónsdóttir at Ístex

Chest: 82 (87) 91 (96) cm
Length to underarm: 31 (32) 33 (34) cm

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

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.

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

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Another Free Knitting Pattern

Hi everyone,

Icelandic Wool Vest - Spring Morning Vest

Spring Morning Wool Vest

Just wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern from Istex.

It’s a beautiful wool vest knitted from 100% pure Icelandic wool, Léttlopi.

The vest is designed by Védís Jónsdóttir and has been named a Spring Morning Vest.

The pattern can be downloaded here.
For the vest pictured here you need the following yarn:

Enjoy :0)