Icelandic Spring shawl Gryla blue

Issue Grýla Collection

Grýla is a Collection of accessories knitted with Grýla, a rare Icelandic plied lace made of pure Iceland wool, inspired by the Old handspun yarns and created by Hélène Magnússon. This plied 2-ply yarn is warm but light, fine but sturdy, making it perfect for knitting hardwearing accessories such as mittens or shawls. In the past, they were knitted with […]

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Black and Grey Gamaldags

Knitting patterns and kits Gamaldags

Gamaldags, which means Old fashion in Icelandic, is at first glance a very traditional lopi sweater. A closer look however shows a refined fit with a very feminine allure and an unusually scooped neckline. Instructions for the cardigan also include tips to make a sweater as well as a shorter version, and different colorwork combinations.  Yarn used: […]

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Hiking and knitting with the Elves 2014 (27)

Knitting tour Hiking and knitting with the Elves

July 4th, 2015 – July 11th, 2015: CONFIRMED 6-day knitting trek under the midnight sun in the fjords of East Iceland, Icelandic lace and plant-dying Price: 320.000 ISKSingle supplement: 13.600 ISK, only available in ReykjavíkGroup size: 6 – 12 This enchanting tour takes us to the hidden treasure of the East of Iceland, mostly populated by […]

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Le mystère de l’écharpe Shetland

NOTA BENE: Comme ce projet de livre est tout en anglais, j’écris cet article de blog seulement en anglais! Ne m’en voulez pas! The Vintage Shetland Project is the culmination of several years Susan Crawford has spent researching hand-knitted garments and accessories from the 1920s to 1960s, which are held in the Shetland Museum’s archives. The result is Susan’s upcoming book, a collection […]