Glamour Yarn from Hjertegarn

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Three colors available:

1000 – Silver

1990 – Black and Gold

2000 – Gold

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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 🙂

Alafoss Wool Store

Valentine’s Day – Knitting with Love

One of our customers sent us this awesome picture of her Plötulopi yarn that she was currently using to knit her favorite Icelandic wool sweater.

All of sudden she noticed the heart-shape in the middle her plate of lopi and she wanted to share it with us and we couldn’t help but share the love, especially since Valentine’s day is coming up this weekend.

I guess this is just a proof that Icelandic knitting yarn is filled with pure love from inside out.. what do you think? 🙂

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Are you guys knitting anything special for Valentine’s day? Keep us posted 🙂

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
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Holuhraun – wool mittens – Design: Hulda Hákonardóttir for Ístex
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For each pattern you will need 1 ball each color:

Léttlopi: Color #0005

Léttlopi: Color #9434

Enjoy!

Lopi 22 – Icelandic Wool Knitting Pattern Book

The Lopi 22 Accessories pattern book is a beautiful Icelandic knitting pattern book that features patterns for traditional Icelandic wool accessories. The pattern book includes six easy-to-knit knitting patterns for hats, mittens and socks. The yarn used in all the patterns is the traditional Icelandic knitting yarn Alafoss lopi.
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Pick your favorite color combination of Alafoss Lopi yarn to create your own custom Icelandic wool socks with a matching mittens and wool hat.

Click here to browse through all available colors of Alafoss Lopi

and here to shop Lopi 22 : World-wide shipping

Enjoy!

Hjertegarn Knitting and Crochet Yarn

Hjertegarn Danskt Garn

We offer a great selection of yarn from the well-known company Hjertegarn in Denmark – great addition to our selection of the Icelandic knitting wool yarn. Please browse through the different types of knitting / crochet yarn below.

NATUR ULD

Natur Uld from Hjertegarn

100% wool – Beautiful and soft chunky yarn from Hjertegarn Denmark.

100 g (approx 3.53 oz) = ca. 100 m (approx 109 yd.) Gauge: 12-14 m = ca. 10 cm using size nr. 6-7 mm.

Handwash only.

VITAL SUPERWASH

vital superwash from Hjertegarn

100% pure new wool. Medium-thick yarn suitable for many things.

50 g (1.7 oz) approx. 115 m (125.8 yd). Gauge: 10cm: 22m x 28p using size 3½ – 4 mm.

Can be washed on wool-program 30-40 degrees.

CIAO TRUNTE

ciao trunte from Hjertegarn

100% merino wool superwash.  Wonderful and soft yarn – Perfect for baby clothes.

50 g (1.7 oz) approx. 180 m (196.9 yd). Gauge: 10cm: 30m x 42p using size 2½ mm.

Can be washed on wool-program 30-40 degrees.

COTTON NR. 8

Cotton no. 8 from Hjertegarn

100% cotton- Anti pilling cotton yarn.

50 g (1.7 oz) approx. 165 m (188.5 yd). Gauge: 10cm: 26m x 32p using size 3-3½ mm or US 2½ – 4.

Can be washed on 60 degrees Celcius. 

SOCK 4

sock 4 from Hjertegarn

75% wool superwash

25% nylon. 50 g (1.7 oz) approx. 210 m (229.6 yd). 28 m = ca. 10 cm. Needles pins no. 2.5 – 3.

Can be washed on 30-40 degrees Celcius on wool programs.

PLAY IT

Play-it from Hjertegarn

50% mohair, 50% acryl.

50 g (1.7 oz) approx. 165 m (188.5 yd). Gauge: 10cm: 16m x 24p using size 5 mm needles/pins

Handwash only.

THULE

thule from hjertegarn

45% wool, 55% acryl

100 g (3.5 oz) approx. 110 m (120.3 yd). Gauge: 10cm: 13m x 18p using size 7-8 mm needles/pins.

Neon Wool Sweater – Free Knitting Pattern

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

NEW! Ístex has just recently published a brand new knitting pattern for a beautiful Icelandic Wool Sweater – the Neon Wool Sweater. This knitting pattern is designed by Þórunn Vilmarsdóttir for Ístex.

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.
View all colors: http://www.alafoss.is/knitting-yarn/alafoss-lopi.html

Shop Neon Alafoss Yarn - Fast worldwide shipping

-Stay warm this winter with this easy knitting pattern for an Icelandic wool sweater-

Would you use the neon colors? Or would you pick more traditional yarn colors? Feel free to share the pattern with your friends and keep us posted of your knitting progress 🙂

DIY Knitted Holiday Gifts

It’s that time of the year again! To start thinking about the Holiday gift knitting projects. The Holiday season is approaching faster than you realize and before you know, it will already be December.

The best thing about knitting the gifts for friends and family is not only that these DIY Knitted Holiday Gifts will save you money, the personal touch will also make them much more meaningful to your loved ones.

Will you be giving a personal hand-knitted Christmas gift this year? Have you already started? Half-way there? Done? Haven’t started yet?

If you need some ideas, please feel free to browse through a great selection of pattern books and knitting kits or even a list of free knitting patterns on our website.

And of course, if you need more 100% Icelandic Lopi yarn – you can order it through our website and we offer fast world-wide shipping.

We look forward to hearing back from you what you have in mind for this Holiday season 🙂

Alafoss

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

“Dear Non-Knitter…”

Does anyone relate to this problem?  Share with us your story 🙂

“Dear non-knitter,

Here are few things that are intended to help you understand us knitters better.

I can knit, talk and listen. The fact that I look you straight in the eyes while I’m knitting, should be an indication that you have all my attention (except while I’m counting). This is called multi-tasking.

Do not change the TV channel if I’m sitting in front of the TV with my knitting needles. I know perfectly what’s going on in the episode though I’m not looking at the TV and know very well who killed whom for that matter. The only time I do not want to talk to you is when you hear; “23, 24, 25, 26 ….” If you can hear me saying some some numbers out loud, it is a clear signal that I’m counting.

If you disturb me in these circumstances, I refuse to take responsibility for my own actions, if you are the cause that I have to recount these 376 stitches. Believe me, it will not be pretty.

Although I curse like a sailor, throw my knitting projects up against the wall, and at times may threaten every one around me, I really enjoy knitting. You can count on it that I sure do love it. I find it fun and incredibly relaxing.

Since we are already on that subject… YES, you can give me more yarn. Don’t assume that even though I have plenty of yarn, that I don’t want more. I have a lot because I love yarn. If you hear me talk about that I have too much yarn, then I’m lying. More yarn is ALWAYS a good gift. If my yarn stash is larger than in the yarn shop, then maybe I will think about it.

Thank you for taking this into consideration. I will probably send you more useful advice later such as “How housekeeping makes you incredibly sexy”.

Ps. You never know, maybe I will have you in mind when choosing my next knitting project. So be nice! 🙂 ”

(Borrowed from a Facebook Knitting Group in Iceland)

Does anyone relate to this problem?  Share with us your story 🙂